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Russia's Putin says hopes division of Syria can be avoided
October 19, 2017 / 4:13 PM / a month ago

Russia's Putin says hopes division of Syria can be avoided

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 19 (Reuters) - There is a risk that de-escalation zones created in Syria will lead to a division of the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, but he said he hoped that could be avoided.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Christian Lowe

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