Russia says Syrian opposition could defeat government - agencies

MOSCOW Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:55am EST

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MOSCOW Dec 13 (Reuters) - An opposition victory in Syria cannot be ruled out and Russia is working on plans to evacuate its citizens from the Middle Eastern nation if necessary, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin's special envoy for Middle East affairs as saying on Thursday.

"One must look the facts in the face ... the regime and government in Syria is losing control of more and more territory," state-run RIA quoted the envoy, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, as saying. "Unfortunately, the victory of the Syrian opposition cannot be ruled out."

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SeniorMoment wrote:
Russia is probably concerned that a new rebel formed Syria transition government will default on all the loans and financed weapons payments made by Assad, and I would certainly support a democratic Syrian government doing exactly that. Since when do successful rebels pay for the weapons and munitions used to kill their forces and citizens!

Dec 13, 2012 5:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
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