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Putin: 'Syrian people must choose leaders'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a press conference that he would never agree to any outside force deciding who should rule Syria.

Mr Putin told journalists that an election must be prepared in which Syrians themselves will determine its leadership.

Vladimir Putin is known for his marathon performances at his annual news conferences, where he frequently uses hard-hitting, colourful language.

  • 17 Dec 2015
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