Syrian dictator openly supported Russia in the war against Ukraine
Bashar al-Assad said Russians in Ukraine are “fighting neo-Nazis and old Nazis backed by the West.”
On Wednesday, March 15, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, during his visit to Moscow and meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, announced support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It is reported by Sky News.
The Syrian dictator arrived in Moscow the day before and met with Putin in the Kremlin. During the meeting, Bashar al-Assad, who had bombed his own country and used chemical weapons against civilians, picked up on the Putin regime's nonsensical rhetoric and claimed that Russians in Ukraine were “fighting neo-Nazis and old Nazis backed by the West.”
Russia is the main sponsor of the Assad regime, after 2015 the Russian army maintains a significant presence in Syria. The bloody civil war in Syria that began after Assad's violent crackdown on peaceful protests in March 2011 has claimed the lives of some 500,000 people.
Thanks to the support of Putin's army, Assad managed to turn the tide of the war. His visit came 12 years after the first protests began in Syria.
Bashar al-Assad has joined a very small list of leaders who have openly declared their support for the Russian dictator's bloody invasion of Ukraine. In addition to Syria, the criminal Kremlin regime is openly supported in the UN by Belarus, Eritrea, North Korea, Mali and Nicaragua.
Recall that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow on March 14 to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The last time the leaders of Syria and the Russian Federation met was in September 2021.