Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad comments on numerous issues at hand, namely the Ukraine war and the use of terrorists by the West, which he says started World War III.
The West has brought upon the world a third World War, waging it through the Nazis in Ukraine and the terrorists in Syria in the format of a proxy war; however, nuclear weapons prevent the confrontation from escalating into the traditional format of a world war, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told Sputnik. Al-Assad had arrived in Russia on Wednesday.
“I believe that World War III is underway, but it differs in its form […] What I mean is that world wars used to be conventional in the past. Armies of several states were fighting against each other,” Al-Assad underlined.
“This is also true when it comes to the current situation, but because of modern weaponry, especially nuclear, it is different from conventional war. That is why wars are now moving toward proxy wars,” the Syrian president added.
Using an “army of Nazis”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk is waging a war on behalf of the West, Al-Assad underlined, stressing that “the same goes for terrorists” and how they were the West’s armies that it was puppeteering in Syria and other regions.
Touching on the referenda held in numerous regions regarding their accession to Russia, namely the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, Zaparozhye, and Kherson, the Syrian leader underlined that Damascus fully recognized Russia’s new borders.
“Of course. I am saying that these are Russian territories,” he said about the four regions when asked about the matter. “And even if the war had not happened, this is historically Russian land.”
Syria had recognized the regions before they officially became a part of Russia.
“This issue has been clear to us from the very beginning, and we will not hesitate in our position,” the president said. “[The regions] were handed over to Ukraine probably around 100 years ago, I believe, [it happened] under Lenin. But Russian people live there, and facts on the ground show that this is Russia’s land. We are convinced in this position.”