Medvedev Says Assad's Chances "Are Slipping Away"

Latest sign of a weakening relationshop between Russia and Syria


DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's chances of staying in power "are slipping away," Russia's prime minister said, further distancing Moscow from the Assad regime.

"From the outset, the Russian Federation was not an exclusive ally of Syria or President Assad," Dmitry Medvedev told CNN at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.