Syria: Putin expresses concern for persecution of Christians

In call to Assad; Moscow will 'support the Syrian people'

14 November, 18:25

    (ANSAmed) - MOSCOW, NOVEMBER 14 - In a telephone call to Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed concern over the news of the ''purposeful persecution of Christians and other religious minorities'' by extremists. Reports were from the Kremlin.

    Putin also said he hoped that the Syrian government would do ''everything in its power'' to alleviate the suffering of civilians and to restore interconfessional peace. The Russian president reiterated Moscow's support for ''the decisions made by the Syrian people''. (ANSAmed).

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