It wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement, but Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that he gets where President Obama is coming from. "President Obama hasn't been elected by the American people in order to be pleasant to Russia," Putin said. "And your humble servant hasn't been elected by the people of Russia to be pleasant to someone either." Putin said any differences he and Obama have aren't personal. "We are human," Putin added. "But I would like to repeat once again that global mutual interests form a good basis for finding a joint solution to our problems." Putin has warned western countries against a one-sided strike against Syria, but also said Russia could get behind military action if it's proved the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons.