Putin promised further support for Assad in Syria

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has promised his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad’s continued support in protecting territorial integrity of Syria. This is stated in a new year greeting Putin, published on the Kremlin website.

«The Russian head of state expressed his sincere hope that in the coming year Syria will continue radical change for the better. The Russian President noted that the victory over the terrorists and the speedy normalization of the situation in Syria serve the interests of peace and security of the entire Middle East region. In addition, Vladimir Putin confirmed that Russia will continue to render assistance to the Syrian Arab Republic in the defense of national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, in promoting the political settlement process, as well as in efforts to restore the national economy», – stated in the message.

December 29, U.S. Department of State published a statement in which he urged Russia «to fulfill their obligation to ensure that the Assad regime is made up of barbaric attack on civilians in Syria.»

The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».

In September 2014 operation against ISIS began, the international coalition led by the United States. In September 2015 to the conflict on the side of the government troops joined Russia.

As a result of military action in Syria to 2017 lost about 39 thousand people, reported in December to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for human rights.

Putin promised further support for Assad in Syria 30.12.2017

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