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Russia to keep helping Syria if it's attacked

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:10 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia » President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue helping Syria even if it comes under attack.

Putin, speaking at today's briefing after the Group of 20 summit, answered with a firm "we will" when asked if Russia will keep providing assistance to Syria if it's attacked.

He added that Russia has been supplying weapons to Syria and maintaining economic cooperation.

Putin said that Russia intends to increase its humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people after more than two years of hostilities.

Putin and his officials have previously said that Moscow has no intention of engaging in the conflict.

However, Russia has increased its naval presence in the Mediterranean, which the Kremlin's chief of staff said could help Russia evacuate its citizens from Syria if necessary.

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krusha wrote:
Hopefully the US has figured out a way to counter the Soviet Super Sunburn anti-ship missile or it could get pretty ugly over there for the American fleet.
on September 6,2013 | 06:48AM
hanalei395 wrote:
This won't be the same like when the U.S. sent ship-to-shore missles into Iraq and Libya witth impunity.
on September 6,2013 | 07:15AM
kuroiwaj wrote:
Of course Russia will support Syria, what did Pres. Obama believe. And, add in Iran. This current decision to control the Chemical Weapons in Syria is years late. That is what U.S., we, get when we have President leading and managing from behind.
on September 6,2013 | 07:27AM
ezridah wrote:
with Russian ships involved ..they may shoot down any US cruise missles...next red line ?
on September 6,2013 | 08:09AM
aomohoa wrote:
We are going to go to Russia in 3 weeks, I hope there are no issues. Allie, I'm not scared.
on September 6,2013 | 09:55AM
pcman wrote:
This is just one possible unintended consequence that could occur. Russia may have subs on the way to the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Congress will be threatened, but will Obama take us to the brink with Russia? That is the question.
on September 6,2013 | 10:38AM
50skane wrote:
start of world war 3?
on September 6,2013 | 11:12AM
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