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"Why has Putin re-oriented his vector on Syria in a few months? Because they have already been losing in Ukraine. It was necessary to do something and act within the framework of the Minsk agreements, and it meant - to cease hostilities. The economic pressure on Ukraine didn't help – Russia restored gas supplies, and there is progress in other issues," he said.

"Russia has re-oriented its vector on Syria. Putin demonstrated his military equipment and missiles there," Romanenko said.

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