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Russian officer prevents Assad from accompanying Putin at airbase

Assad meets Putin at Hmeimim Military Base

A video showing one of the Russian officers banning Syria regime's head Bashar al-Assad from accompanying Putin has gone viral on social media.

Assad has been in an awkward situation as he was prevented, after he shook hands with Putin who landed in a Russian base in Syria, from accompanying 'the visiting' president.

In the video, Assad appeared to be walking alone as the full focus was on Putin.

Putin has been on a surprise visit to the Russian airbase. This comes as Russia maintains a significant presence in Syria to back its dictator.