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Putin says Russia does not plan to get militarily involved in Iraq, Libya
October 27, 2016 / 4:55 PM / a year ago

Putin says Russia does not plan to get militarily involved in Iraq, Libya

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia had no plans to intervene militarily in the Middle East beyond Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a press conference at Tegel airport after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

Asked whether Russia might intervene in Iraq and Libya in the same way as it had in Syria, Putin told a forum in southern Russia:

“No, we don’t plan this anywhere.”

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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