US to remain in Syria, Russian economy suffering from recession

The United States has decided to leave 400 troops in Syria to push its European allies to leave more troops in northeastern Syria, while Russia's economy has been stagnant for five years, this has negatively affected the popularity of the President Vladimir Putin.


World newspapers issued on Saturday their headlines about Washington's decision to leave 400 troops in Syria and the growing economic crisis in Russia.

America leaves about 400 troops in Syria

The Washington Post quoted from a senior official in the US administration saying that the United States will leave 400 troops in Syria to be divided into a so-called "buffer zone" being negotiated in the northeast of the country and a US military base in al-Tanf near the border with Iraq and Jordan.

The official told the journalists that the remained 200 in northeastern Syria would be part of an obligation of about 800 to 1,500 troops from European allies to establish and monitor the "buffer zone".

The Russian economy is in recession

According to the British Financial Times, those who do not know about Russia believe that the President Putin is the beneficiary of the current political situation. The alliance between the United States and Europe is at its worst situation since 70 years.

"But five years after the annexation of the Crimea to Russia and the nationalists gathering around Putin for what he did, the president's popularity has fallen to its lowest level since 13 years. The economy is stagnant. In his speech to the nation, he threatened of nuclear weapons as usual and vowed to spend Money to beautify his image."

The reason for Putin's popularity decline is the economic recession according to the Financial Times. Russia's income per capita has fallen since five years, the longest recession since the 1990s.

The newspaper expects that these measures will push the Russian economy to further decline against developed economies and developing powers such as China. It has survived for some time but the experience has proved that it will eventually collapse.



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