Russia’s dilemma post U.S. military strikes on Syria
08 April 2017 | 5:42 am
Bloomberg’s Henry Meyer reports on U.S. military strikes in Syria and what it means for Russia-U.S. relations. He speaks with Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets."
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