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Russian President Putin says Egypt approaching civil war.

Last modified: 7 Jul 2013 13:40

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the standoff in Egypt between supporters and foes of deposed president Mohamed Morsi has threatened to degenerate into a civil war.

"Syria is already in the grips of a civil war, unfortunately enough, and Egypt is moving in that direction," Russian news agencies quoted Putin as saying on Sunday while on a visit to Kazakhstan.

"We would like to see the Egyptian people avoid this fate." - AFP