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Russian PM: Ground Operation in Syria Will Prolong War

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A ground operation by foreign troops in Syria would be a full-fledged war, the Russian prime minister said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow is against ground operation in Syria as it will lead to a prolonged war, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

"No one is interested in a new war. And ground operation is a full-fledged, long war," Medvedev told the Euronews television channel in an interview.

The prime minister stressed that Russia supported Syrian President Bashar Assad as he was the only legitimate power in the country.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country’s government is fighting a number of opposition forces, as well as radical Islamist militant organizations.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense said it was ready to deploy ground troops in Syria to fight the Daesh jihadist group. The United Arab Emirates made a similar statement.

Moscow has repeatedly dismissed the possibility of expanding its aerial campaign in Syria to ground operations.

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    The power brokers in USA, Israel, UK, France, German, Saudi Gulf State Swiss NATO Axis, etc., and their family members, are all living well, enjoying life, untouched by any real suffering.

    Until these characters feel real pain dancing Gaddafi's last dance the problem will persist. Russia, her allies and their Peoples are suffering maimed and dead, while the other side lives well with a surplus to allocate toward destabilizing and destroying Russia and the rest of the victim World.

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    Russia is in a slow motion reactive defensive mode, that does not keep up with the pace of Western aggression. While not launching any attacks of her own, to take the war to the enemy. This does not appear to be a winning strategy.

    Outnumbered you can not win a game of attrition here.

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