Stratfor analysts say why Russia would withdraw from Syria

“Given its timing, Putin's announcement appears to be an attempt to shape the latest round of peace negotiations, which began March 14 in Geneva,” UNIAN reports with reference to Stratfor. The analysts go on to say: “Moscow could also be reshaping its

Low oil prices make Russia seek compromise over the conflict in eastern Ukraine – Stratfor

There are rumors of a political reshuffle in the separatist territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. Ukrainian and Russian media have even reported that a "secret deal" is in the works that would serve as a compromise between the political and security demands