Kremlin talks

    • Putin welcomes Assad at Kremlin, condemns foreign troops in Syria

      Putin welcomes Assad at Kremlin, condemns foreign troops in Syria

      President Vladimir Putin received Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow for the first time since 2015 on Monday and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without a UN mandate, the Kremlin said, in a rebuke of the United States and Turkey, Reuters reported. Assad's most powerful ally in the decade-long Syrian conflict, Putin last received the Syrian leader in Russia in 2018 at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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