The Russian servicemen in Syria are tasked to stabilize the legitimate authorities of that country, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
"It is our task to stabilize the legitimate authorities and to create conditions for the search for political compromise," he said in Vladimir Solovyov's Sunday Night program aired by the Rossiya 1 television channel on Oct. 11.
Putin also said that Russia had warned in advance its foreign partners about the start of the air operation in Syria.
"We warned our partners beforehand, both the American partners and many other partners, especially countries of the region, about our intentions and our plans," Putin said.
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