(Worthy News) - The Russian legislature on Wednesday voted to give President Vladimir V. Putin authorization to use military force in Syria, where Putin deployed warplanes and battle tanks earlier this month and has called for an international coalition to battle the Islamic State.
At a closed-door session of the Federation Council, Russia’s highest body of parliament, senators voted unanimously to pass the resolution, Russian state news agencies reported.
The Kremlin said in a brief statement Wednesday morning that Putin had requested the right to use force in Syria "on the basis of universal principles and norms of international law." [ Source ]
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