Putin Says Egypt Moving Toward Civil War
- Jul. 08 2013 16:59
- Last edited 17:00
President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Egypt risked slipping into civil war following the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.
Dozens of people have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded in clashes between Morsi's supporters, opponents and the military since the president's exit.
"Syria is already in the grips of the civil war … and Egypt is moving in the same direction," Putin told RIA Novosti during a visit to Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.