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 Putin to cut Russia's military presence in Syria

President Vladimir Putin of Russia agreed with the Defense Ministry’s proposal to reduce military presence in Syria.

"I agree with the Defense Ministry's idea to cut out military presence in the Syrian Republic," Putin said at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing TASS news agency.

Putin stated that Russia will "unconditionally continue the struggle against international terrorism and furnish support for the legitimate Syrian government in its struggle with terrorism."

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"It goes without saying that we will stand by the agreements that have been achieved, including the development of the Russian military logistic facilities in Tartus and at the Hmeymim airdrome," he said.

Putin thanked Shoigu and Lavrov for accomplishments in struggle against international terrorism.

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