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Syrian Opposition Urges Russia to End Its Support for Assad

Syria’s main opposition group urged Russia to end its support for President Bashar al-Assad’s government and criticized Russia for deploying naval vessels to the Middle Eastern country.

“We want a real break between Russia and the current regime,” Burhan Ghalioun, a senior member of the Syrian National Congress and its former leader, said during a news conference in Moscow today after talks between an opposition delegation and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “You are still arming a regime that is killing its own people.”