In an interview with American TV channel MSNBC U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry admitted that Russia has managed to dramatically turn the tide of the war in Syria and did not allow extremists to take Damascus and crush mode.
According to Secretary of state, supporting the legitimate government of Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin “saved” Syria from the “extremists ultimately would capture the whole country.”
Kerry also acknowledged that the only solution to the Syrian conflict is peaceful negotiations.
However, the Secretary of state recalled that the reconstruction of Syria is a long process and Putin may need the assistance of the international community.
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