Bibilov Invites Bashar Al-Assad to Occupied S. Ossetia

Self-proclaimed president of Georgia’s Russian-backed breakaway region of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, has invited President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, to occupied Tskhinvali.

Bibilov made the statement after an ‘official meeting’ with the Syrian delegation at the IV Yalta International Economic Forum, expressing solidarity to the Syrian people, noting they are both “facing the terrorism and aggression of Western states.”

The information about the meeting was released by de facto S. Ossetian media outlet, PEC.

“We closely follow the events that are taking place in the Syrian Arab Republic…I am sure that justice will be restored, the Syrian people will once again live in peace and prosperity, and the help provided by the Russian Federation will contribute to this,” the so called president told Syrian delegates.

Bibilov underlined that de facto Ossetia is eager to develop relations with Syria and sent an invitation to the President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad to visit the breakaway region.

In parallel with breakaway S. Ossetia, Georgia’s another occupied region Abkhazia also expressed solidarity with Syria and its leader. After the missile strikes by the US, France and the UK on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syria earlier in April, de facto Abkhazian authorities released a statement condemning the airstrikes and offering the Syrian regime their assistance.

"The Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia are ready to defend the Syrian people and assist them with professionally trained specialists, including pilots,” the statement of the so called Defense Ministry of Abkhazia reads.

By Thea Morrison

Photo source: Interfax

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23 April 2018 10:00