a Lot of problems, on the Putin at the end of the year, could speak: the war in Syria, the provocative Ukraine, the threat of United States. And also in terms of economy of Russia the head of state, tried to smooth things over.
For Russian President Vladimir Putin on the traditional annual press conference in Moscow, hardly light subjects. Both internal and external political problems and conflicts continue to smolder."IS in Syria almost
defeated" With regard to Syria, Putin welcomed the decision of the USA to want their troops out of the war, the country pull it off. This is "a good step". Putin stressed, the US had stationed their soldiers without an international mandate. The use of the troops was therefore illegitimate.
in Addition, the Russian head of state showed policy of wait and see whether the words from Washington will actually be followed by action. Still be felt by the troop withdrawal. Similar had promised the United States for Afghanistan - the American soldiers are still there.
However, Putin's assessment of US President Donald Trump, and that the terrorist militia "Islamic state" is defeated in Syria.