A British parliamentary vote against taking military action in Syria shows a growing international understanding of the risks of intervention, Russian President Vladimir Putin's top foreign policy adviser said on Friday.
"People are beginning to understand how dangerous such scenarios are, especially when (the use of force) is not sanctioned," Yuri Ushakov told reporters, apparently referring to the lack of a U.N. Security Council mandate for a strike.
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