Russian ships heads for Syria raising fears of larger conflict
The Russian step raises fears of a larger regional conflict if the US orders a military strike against Syria
AP , Friday 6 Sep 2013
Russian warships cross Bosphorus, en route to Syria
AFP ^ | September 5, 2013
Three Russian warships crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, amid concern in the region over potential US-led strikes in response to the Damascus regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye, accompanied by the two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk passed through the Bosphorus known as the Istanbul strait that separates Asia from Europe, an AFP photographer reported.
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Putin: Syria chemical attack is rebels’ provocation in hope of intervention
Published time: September 06, 2013 13:29
Russia will help Syria in the event of a military strike, Putin stressed as he responded to a reporters question at the summit.
Will we help Syria? We will. And we are already helping, we send arms, we cooperate in the economics sphere, we hope to expand our cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, which includes sending humanitarian aid to support those people the civilians who have found themselves in a very dire situation in this country, Putin said.