Sept. 23, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called any possible
foreign military intervention against Syria a form of “aggression” that
would rattle the entire region and contravene international law.
Putin told a summit of an ex-Soviet security group that he was
grateful for its decision to support Moscow’s refusal to sanction
strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for its alleged use
of chemical weapons.
“The members of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)
are united in their view that the situation around Syria can only be
resolved through political means,” ITAR-TASS quoted Putin as saying at a
meeting in the southern Russian port city of Sochi.