European Union President Belgian Herman Van Rompuy (C), President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) give press conference after the EU-Russia summit meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on December 21.(JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
European Union President Belgian Herman Van Rompuy (C), President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) give press conference after the EU-Russia summit meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on December 21.
(JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia and Europe Moving Toward a Deal on Syria?

December 22, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
With Assad’s regime ready to topple, Russia and Europe are moving closer to making a deal on Syria.
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced his country from Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, after talks with EU leaders in Brussels on December 21. His statements indicate that Europe and Russia may have come to some kind of agreement over Syria’s future.

Russia, he said, is not “a defender for the current Syrian leadership.” Instead, he said there is a “need to agree how Syria is to be governed.” Mr. Putin said he would support a democratic regime there. But he made clear that he still does not support military action or increased sanctions.

The rest of this article is available to Trumpet online account holders. Signing up is quick and free of charge with no obligation. To get started, please click the button below.