President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet met with Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the Ukrainian delegation Emine Dzhaparova on the sidelines of the 20th version of the Doha Forum which concluded on Sunday.
Al-Meslet affirmed that the Syrian people stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in the face of the brutal Russian aggression and support Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity.
He pointed out that the Syrian people refuse to participate in Putin’s crimes in Ukraine, adding that Assad has become one of Putin’s puppets as Assad plans to send mercenaries to support Putin in his brutal war on Ukraine.
Al-Meslet pointed out that more than anyone else, the Syrian people feel the suffering of the Ukrainian people, pointing out that the Russian warplanes have committed in Syria the same crimes they are committing now in Ukraine where they are bombing cities, residential areas, markets and infrastructure.
Moreover, Al-Meslet stressed that the world’s silence about Putin’s crimes in Syria proved very costly as he stressed the need to hold Putin and Assad accountable for the war crimes they are committing against innocent civilians.
For her part, the Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister stressed that Ukraine appreciates the Syrian people’s demonstration of solidarity with them in this ordeal.
She pointed out that Russia’s propaganda machine is spreading disinformation in an attempt to justify its crimes against civilians, just as it did previously in Syria to justify its support for the Assad regime.
Dzhaparova stressed the importance of exploiting these rare and historic moments in which the world witnesses the unification of stances against Putin’s crimes.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)