Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend on a press conference after their meeting to discuss differences on Syria as UN Security Council prepared to vote on the conflict, in Moscow's Kremlin on July 18, 2012. Russia said today a decisive battle was in progress in Syria and rejected a Western-backed UN resolution on the crisis as it would mean taking sides with a revolutionary movement. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages)