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Assad paid official visit to Sochi, met with Putin - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad as part of the latter's official visit to the Russian city of Sochi, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Thursday. According to Peskov, the two leaders engaged in "extensive" negotiations and agreed that additional conditions have to be created for full-format political process in Syria.

The Russian president also congratulated Assad on his fight against terrorism, saying that "after military success in Syria, additional conditions to resume full-format political process were created." The Syrian president also said that he has decided to send a delegation to a United Nations-sponsored committee tasked with writing a new constitution for the country engulfed in a bloody war for the past seven years.

Breaking the News / FH