Putin: Russia To Continue Aiding Syria If U.S. Attacks

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Russian Information Agency Novosti
September 6, 2013

Russia to Keep Helping Syria in Case of Airstrikes – Putin

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ST. PETERSBURG: Russia will keep on supplying Syria with weapons and humanitarian aid and continue economic cooperation with Damascus in case of foreign airstrikes in the Middle Eastern country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

“Will we be helping Syria? We will, same as we do now,” Putin said at a press conference at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg.

“We’re supplying arms and cooperating on economy. I hope there will be more humanitarian collaboration, including in humanitarian aid supplies to the people, the civilians who found themselves today in such dire straits,” Putin said.

Putin said he discussed the Syrian crisis at the summit with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, who has accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians and called for airstrikes against the…

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