Arab Media: Why Russia is starting to lose power in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is obsessed with plans to restore sovereignty over the entire territory of Syria. However, does his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin support him in this, and why is Russia starting to lose power in this country? The Arabic edition of Zaman al-Wasl discusses this topic.

Assad clearly understands that if he does not achieve his goal of liberating the whole country, his opponents will tear him apart. The Syrian leader is fighting an existential battle, and he sees no reason to exchange his hard-won victories from the enemy to go to the world with irreconcilable enemies. In general, the President of Syria realizes the idea of ​​restoring the sovereignty of the country and its territorial integrity, and he does not care about the timing and means of achieving the goal.

The Kremlin has slightly different goals in Syria. They range from victory over groups of terrorists, which include extremists from the restless Muslim population of Russia, to the revival of the Russian Federation as a military power capable of waging wars in other territories.
Intervention in Syrian affairs and the creation of military bases east of the Mediterranean Sea mean for the Russian Federation "return" to the greater Middle East policies and the role of arbiter in the region.

Thus, a mismatch of goals can lead to a possible split in relations between Moscow and Damascus.

Recently, some frustration of the Russian authorities in Assad’s regime has become apparent. Former Russian ambassador to Syria Alexander Aksenenok published an article expressing certain irritation with the actions of the Syrian leader. Aksenenok writes about the desire of official Moscow to reorient Damascus from conquering all of Syria to the post-war restoration of 65% of the territory controlled by Assad.

That is, Russia is beginning to lose power in Syria, since the Russian Federation is tired of financing military operations against Assad’s enemies. However, inside Syria there are shadow organizations and centers of influence that do not want a transition to peaceful construction. Russia will not be able to restore stability in Syria alone, and it will have to negotiate with the West.
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  1. Alexei Ushakov Offline Alexei Ushakov
    Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 27 May 2020 18: 36
    Such hacks are directly touched)))

    ... he sees no reason to exchange his hard-won victories from the enemy.

    What kind of victories are these?) Is it when the "bearded children" were already hammering into the palace with mortars? When I lost 15 tanks a day.
    He knows very well what will happen. If he tries to make the wrong move. For this reason, I’m sure he doesn’t even go to the pot without an agreement with our advisers.
  2. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 27 May 2020 19: 36
    The Russian leadership, realistically assessing the capabilities of Assad, understands that at the moment he cannot afford to take full possession of the territories of the former SAR, and Assad himself apparently does not want to understand this. Of course, the Kremlin’s position seems more reasonable - to gain a foothold in territories where the regime has real power, to improve the life of the population, strengthen state structures, and engage in restoration. Assad suffers from megalomania - he won’t understand that neither the Turks will give him the areas they occupy, nor the Kurds will fall under the rule of Damascus. But Assad has no strength against the Turks and Kurds, he hopes that the Russians will seriously shed blood for him? Naive Chukchi, sorry, Alavite boy. lol
  3. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 27 May 2020 20: 00
    This publication gives wishful thinking.
    What are Assad's victories? Who, then, trained them "Tigers", who are scampering like firefighters throughout Syria? Will he also negotiate with the Kurds? In my opinion, Assad has no one behind his back except Russia.
    So let the Arabic edition of Zaman al-Wasl calm down and breathe evenly!
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 May 2020 23: 32
    Arabian tales are crookedly written, it is untrue, Persian tales are known all over the world. So if Syria becomes smaller than Russia, then Iran will become larger. And what, it will be easier for the Arabs?
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 May 2020 00: 47
    Ah, complete garbage, these Arabs.
    Shoigu once praised cooperation with amers ... in Syria. We have already defeated everyone there 3 times and withdraw troops, the Americans also 2 times.

    Oil, orders, money .... the consensus, however, is at the top.