The Chairman of the Syrian Parliament said that Crimea is part of Russia. Hadija Abbas is convinced that the Peninsula “has returned to its roots” and not “annexed”, as claimed by Ukraine. Does a loud statement of the head of the Supreme legislative body, that the Syrian Arab Republic recognized the Republic of Kazakhstan subject of the Russian Federation, should we expect that other governments will follow the example of Syria found out “MK”.
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“In connection with the events that unfolded after the collapse of the Soviet Union to the present time, this Federal entity has returned to his roots in Russia after the Crimean population at the referendum expressed their free will,” said Abbas in an interview with Sputnik. The reaction of Crimean authorities do not have to wait long. The head of the RK Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov convinced that the recognition of the referendum results 2014 Syria only the beginning and soon other countries recognize it as legitimate.
The head of the Republic of Crimea on the page in Facebook called loud statement of the Chairman of the Parliament of Syria is honest and courageous. “Crimeans in solidarity with the Syrian people, who with the support of Russia bravely fighting terrorism, wrote Sergey Aksenov. — The Syrians are confronted not only terrorists, but also their owners in the U.S. and other countries.” The head of Kazakhstan noted that the US wants “to turn the whole world into an Indian reservation,” but “as they say in our country, guts”.
To recognize the referendum as legitimate is one thing, but to accept that the Peninsula is part of the Russian Federation — is completely different. Yet, the referendum admitted: Armenia, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, Argentina, Abkhazia, North Korea, Bolivia, Venezuela, Syria..
Experts told “MK”, how should the word Khadii Abbas.
These words can be interpreted as a manifestation of loyalty to the Russian leadership – said the Director of the Institute of political studies Sergei Markov. – The Syrian authorities are very interested in assistance of the Russian Federation in questions of survival: political and physical. Such statements are nice to hear how the Russian authorities and Russian society. It is strange that the Syrian leadership still has not recognized the Crimea part of Russia. And since the country has its territorial problems, it is particularly strange. Syria could separate Kurdistan or areas controlled by gangs, for example, the Free Syrian army. It is highly likely that Bashar al-Assad, after the President of the Syrian Parliament, recognizes the Crimea. They could be the first sign.
– A virtual sacrifice on the part of Syria in favor of Russia, that’s what it – says the political scientist Dmitry Oreshkin. – If these words had political clout, they would have said Assad. The statement of the Chairman of the Parliament, a polite expression of thanks in return for supporting military action against Assad’s opposition. No more. This is tactical propaganda move, which was worth nothing. Syria has shown his gratitude, but not even from the lips of the first man.