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    Vladimir Putin said that Russia supports the US initiative to prepare a UN Security Council resolution on Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia supports the US initiative to prepare a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow for a visit on Tuesday to discuss a range of international issues with the Russian leadership.

    "Overall we support the initiative of the United States, including the preparation of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, State Secretary came with the draft of this resolution," Putin said at his annual press conference.

    "We are generally satisfied with this. I think the Syrian authorities would also be satisfied with this after they familiarize themselves with the draft, but they may not like parts of it, because in an attempt to resolve the crisis which has been going on for many years, a bloody conflict, compromise is always possible, but concessions must be made on both sides," Putin added.

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