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The Real Reason Russia Is ‘Helping’ Syria | TIME

The Real Reason Russia Is ‘Helping’ Syria | TIME

Eighteen months ago, when Russia seized Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, confusion prevailed in the West. Today, as Russia sends troops, armor, and aircraft to Syria, we are once again perplexed. On Monday President Vladimir Putin provided the explanation: Russia’s intervention is aimed to defeat ISIS and reduce the flow of refugees to Europe.

Source: The Real Reason Russia Is ‘Helping’ Syria | TIME