URGENT - Obama Russia Syria Putin
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that although Russia has resisted "even the most modest resolutions condemning" the Assad regime's actions in Syria, he hopes Moscow can be persuaded to change stances. "Do I hold out hope that Mr. Putin may change his position on some of these issues? I'm always hopeful, and I will continue to engage him, because I think that international action will be much more effective ... if Russia takes a different approach to these problems," Obama said in Sweden.
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