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Putin ‘not preoccupied’ with Assad’s fate

Posted: December 21, 2012 at 1:48 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced himself further than ever from Syria’s embattled leader Thursday, suggesting that Bashar Assad’s regime is growing weaker while warning that his decline could exacerbate the country’s crisis.

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Front Section, Pages 8 on 12/21/2012

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