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EU Presses Russia on Support for Syria as West Continues Support for Rebels | Antiwar.com

Russia is unlikely to drop its support of Syria as long as the US can be expected to exploit regime change for its interests

by John Glaser

European Union officials are set to put more pressure on a reluctant Russia to push Syria‘s government to end the violence in that country, even as the West and its Gulf Arab allies continue to aid the rebel militias battling the Syrian regime.

The EU-Russia summit in St. Petersburg on Monday focused largely on the conflict in Syria. Moscow has leverage over the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because they support Damascus with arms and money, just as Washington supports its own favored dictators as clients.

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