Russian President Vladimir is turning to the American people and, in an op-ed piece published by the New York Times, has cautioned against a military strike in Syria.
“We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement,” wrote Putin.
“A new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. The United States, Russia and all members of the international community must take advantage of the Syrian government’s willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. Judging by the statements of President Obama, the United States sees this as an alternative to military action,” he added.