Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Sept. 5 that the Turkish military operation in Syria was no stagger to Russia.
«As for surprises, we have the foreign ministries and special services job to this end, so that we could have less surprises,» the Russian president powered at a news conference after the G20 summit. According to him, Moscow «understood what was present on, where the things were coming — as the movement and objective are visible.
«The questions Turkey was facing over the Syrian events were also obvious,» the Russian leader said.
«We see all this very well and generally allude to, this comes as no surprise to us,» Putin said.
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