In Interview with Bild, Putin Says ‘Premature’ to Offer Assad Asylum; Believes He Could Win Election

January 12, 2016
President Vladimir Putin with Bild journalists. Photo by Bild

Live Updates: In part 2 of an interview with Germany’s Bild published at, President Vladimir Putin indicates that it is “premature” to offer Syrian President Bashar al-Assad asylum in Russia, and says he could still win the election in 2017.

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.