Kremlin Denies Claims Russia Asked Assad To Step Down Last Year

January 22, 2016
The late Igor Sergun, chief of the GRU, who allegedly travelled to Syria to request Bashar al-Assad step down last year. Photo: Aleksandr Boyko

Live Updates: The Kremlin has denied claims published by the Financial Times that the late GRU chief, Igor Sergun, had travelled to Syria to ask, without success, that Bashar al-Assad step aside.

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