Hilary is quoted saying
“The Russians are not passive bystanders in their support for Assad,” Mrs Clinton said. “We have reasons to believe that the Russians continue to supply financial and military assistance in the form of equipment to Assad.”
Mrs Clinton said she believed she had made headway with the Russians in the past last year in fashioning a plan for a post-Assad transition in Syria. But it quickly emerged that the Russian government had not dropped its support for Mr Assad.
Despite her complaints over continued Russian support for Mr Assad, she voiced hoped that the Russians would change their position.
Looking back on her years at the State Department, Clinton asserted that she had done everything she could to tamp down the Syria conflict by working to organize the Syrian opposition, backing humanitarian assistance and working to isolate Assad.
“I’ve done what was possible to do,” Clinton said. At the same time, she acknowledged that the situation there had the potential to get much worse.