• The loss of a Russian plane in Syria reveals how Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own troops

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russia's ally Syria shot down one of its planes on Tuesday, and it exposes how Russian President Vladimir Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own people or do much more than enforce the status quo.
    Russia has suffered a number of humiliating defeats in Syria while its economy has entered a downward spiral.
    Putin portrays himself as powerful, but he has failed to protect Russians time and time again.
    Russia grappled with a tragedy on Tuesday after its ally, Syria, mistakenly shot down one of its planes flying above the Mediterranean, and it shows how Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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