(ABC Australia) The latest effort to bring peace to Syria has suffered a major setback with the main opposition group walking out of Russian-backed talks, despite Vladmir Putin holding 24 hours of talks with the key players. Beverley O'Connor speaks with political analyst Mikhail Troitskiy.
Troitskiy: Russia and Vladimir Putin have already been making some concessions and this talk of safe zones within Syria is one of those concessions. I guess Russia, and more so Iran, would like the army of Bashar al-Assad to take over the whole inhabitable territory of Syria without conceding any pockets of resistance, so clearly, Russia has budged a little bit, but it seems as if Putin and Russia are not in full control of the situation on the ground. […]
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