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Russia’s chief concern in Syria is to deny victory to the west 19 juillet 2012

Posted by Acturca in Caucasus / Caucase, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Russia / Russie, Turkey / Turquie.
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Financial Times (UK) Thursday, July 19, 2012, p. 9

Zaki Laïdi *

Moscow will not give up Damascus, as Russia’s foreign minister signalled yesterday – despite rebels’ latest success in targeting the heart of the Assad regime. At stake here, beyond Syria, is the restoration of Russian power in relation to the west. (suite…)