Bashar al-Assad’s regime of Syria said on On Tuesday, he supports Russian President Vladimir Putin decision recognize two breakaway Ukrainian republics as independent.
“Syria supports President Putin’s policy decision recognize the republics of Luhansk and Donetsk and will cooperate with them”, the state-run The Syrian News Agency (SANA) quoted regime-affiliated foreign ministerFaisal Mikdad as reported by the Valdai Forum in Moscow on Tuesday.
“What the West does against Today’s Russia looks like it did against Syria during the terrorist war,” he reportedly said.
Russia has been a main ally of Assad since the war started out in Syria in 2011. For over a decade, the Assad regime and son support Russia ignored the needs and safety of the syrian people only aiming for extra gains of territory and crush the opposition. To this end, the regime has for years have bombed civilian facilities such as schools, hospitals and residential areas, causing displacement of almost half of that of the country population. Both are determined to resume the last opposition stronghold and normalize political relations with regional countriesparticularly within the framework of steps already taken with several arabs countries.
On Monday, Putin briefed French President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany in a phone call of his decision for sign a decree recognizing the independence of the two pro-Russian republics, which make up the part of eastern Ukraine known as Donbass region.
Mikdad said the United States and the West continue to support terrorism in Syria, which is a menace for the Middle East and world.
Russia said on Tuesday it wanted to engage in diplomacy regarding future of Ukraine.
“We even said in the worst times we are prepared for negotiation process,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, adding that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov still hopes to meet with the US secretary. of State Antony Blinken on Thusday.
Both men aimed to discuss a possible summit between Putin and US President Joe Biden. However, on not sure if such a top is on the cards after the actions of Russia. The United States is also leading most western nations in impose heavy penalties on Russia.
Putin filled many of Ukraine and the West’s Worst Nightmares on On Monday, when he said that Ukraine was not a full country and that Russia should intervene protect ethnic russians in Ukraine is east of the genocide. The West blames Putin of fabricate arguments to justify their actions, building in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea to Ukraine.
Soloviev.liveune new portal with close ties with the Kremlin, said Russian troops were already in the disputed Donbass region which has seen Russian-backed separatists engage in a support-off with Ukrainian forces since 2014.
There was not official confirmation of Presence of Russian troops. Donbas separatists accuse Ukrainian forces of firing on their.
Fears grew of a Russian incursion since it began massing troops on the Ukrainian border last year. Russia has always denied that it was planning move in Ukraine, despite frequent warnings from the United States just such attack was about to happen.
In addition, Russia has demanded that NATO withdraw all troops from Eastern Europe and wants to open negotiations on a new European security plan.
The question now is how far the west will go in impose penalties on Russia and what effect they will have. NATO has already ruled out engaging Russia militarily.
EU officials should submit a new package of punishments on Tuesday. The viewfinder of the sanctions – and who they might affect – remains unknown.
European Council President Charles Michel said he had spoken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and promised the EU full support in the midst of the crisis.
“The EU stands firmly by your side and fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Michel tweeted. “Russia move is a attack against international the law and the rules-based international ordered.”
Meetings have been also under way in London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was chairing a meeting which was to result in more punishments on Russia, reported the Press Association.
Meanwhile, China called on all parties to exercise restraint and called on for a de-escalation. Turkey, whose relations with Russia run hot and cold, called the move recognize “unacceptable” separatists.