Putin says could turn against Assad – if case proved

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin offered a glimpse of international compromise over Syriaon Wednesday, declining to entirely rule out Russian backing for military action as he prepared to host a summit of world leaders.

As the United States and allies prepare to bypass any Russian U.N. veto and attack Damascus, there is little chance of Putin’s support. But his words may herald new efforts to overcome great power rivalries that have let Syria descend into bloody chaos.  Read more

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