Heading into Obama meeting, Putin says Russia has no plans 'right now' to send troops to Syria

September 28, 2015 12:51 AM

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Heading into Obama meeting, Putin says Russia has no plans 'right now' to send troops to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on agriculture while visiting farms in Rostov region, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. At right is Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (The Associated Press)

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said Russia had no plans "right now" to put combat troops on the ground in Syria, but would continue backing the Syrian government.

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