While the Kremlin intensifies its diplomatic efforts to repair relations between Turkey and Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad landed on Tuesday in Moscow to meet with his closest ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Al Assad expressed support for Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, adding that Russia is fighting against the old and neo-Nazis historically “supported by the West.”
Russia has been a key ally of the Syrian government during the CIA-backed regime change, and al-Assad’s talks with Putin focused on strengthening ties between the two countries and discussing the ongoing conflict in Syria, including the withdrawal of illegal forces from the country. Other issues related to trade, security, and regional stability have also been on the agenda.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.