Vladimir Putin ‘willing to ditch President Bashar al‑Assad to end five-year conflict’


The Armageddon Times

pg-1-putin-apVladimir Putin is willing to jettison President Bashar al‑Assad as part of a deal to end the five-year conflict in Syria, Western powers believe. Following the surprise declaration by the Russian President that his five-month military mission in the country had fulfilled its objective, diplomats are convinced that Moscow could be ready to force the Syrian leader to allow a political transition. Russian warplanes and troops began leaving bases in Syria on 15 March, just hours after Mr Putin’s shock announcement that he would begin a partial draw-down, timed for maximum impact to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Syrian uprising and the resumption of peace talks in Geneva. Read More

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