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Putin appeals to the American public

Vladimir Putin has made a personal appeal to the American public in a New York Times Op-Ed on the Syria crisis ahead of US-Russia talks in Geneva on Thursday. In the opinion piece, he warns that any military action in a country fraught with sectarian conflict could “unleash a new wave of terrorism.” Putin added that he was not protecting the Syrian government but international law. “It is dangerous for any country, including America, to see itself as exceptional,”…

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