Russian officer to ST: Syrian army's victories pave the ground for political solution

July 30, 2015

Евсеев В.В.

Russian officer has underscored that Syrian army's victories pave the ground for political solution, indicating that the enemies of Syria cannot unite against it.

Head of the Caucasian Division of the Institute of Commonwealth countries, Director of the Public Policy Research center, Dr. Vladimir V. Evseev told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that If Syrian army loses territories, compromise is impossible.

He sees that it is better for Syrian army to make victory and then to reach a compromise to stop the war. 

"Military victory comes first and then we can talk about peaceful talks and peaceful solution, In fact, it is a military-political solution," the Russian officer said.

"The political solution is necessary for Syrian people to reach a compromise about how to live in one country. If the people do not live in one country, Syria will disappear," he added, stressing the necessity of preserving Syria's territorial integrity and unity.  

Moreover, Dr. Evseev believes that the Syrians have to unite to defeat their enemies.

Many enemies

"Unfortunately, Syria's enemies are many but they have weak points. So, It is very difficult for them to unite against Syria. This gives us a hope about the victory of Syria," Dr. Evseev clarified, adding that victory cannot be achieved through military action.

He asserted that the west has many problems, and Syria is not the only problem. The west has the problem of Greece and Ukraine.

"In addition, Syria is not alone. The west wants Syria to be alone in order to drop it."

"From my view point, it is necessary for the west to talk with President Bashar al-Assad because he is the president of Syria. Bashar al-Assad is part and parcel of Syria. It is necessary to continue dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad and to organize talks between Syrians," the Russian officer said.

He pointed out that the political solution requires cooperation with regional powers, mainly Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. While the military solution requires cooperation with other regional powers, including Hizbollah.

"Russia cannot be military engaged in Syria for regional security. It might help with weapons but it cannot carry out military operations in Syrian territories.  Russia can support Syria politically and economically. It can send helicopters and train Syrian pilots," the military expert said.

Terrorism investors

The Lebanese Brigadier General (r), Dr. Amine M. Hotait saw eye-to-eye with the Russian officer, saying that Russia can send  intelligence information and arms but it will not carry out military operations in the region due to its strategic weight and future vision.

He asserted the necessity of drying up terrorism resources through integrated regional system. 

"This cannot be notched up in the light of the current situation because some countries consider themselves affected by terrorism while some countries invest in terrorism," Dr. Hotait said.

He added: "When Saudi Arabia and Turkey move from the position of investor to the position of affected by terrorism, they will join the front of fighting terrorism."

The Lebanese officer affirmed that the Saudi regime implements its US master's order. "Actually, we do not rely on The Saudi regime."

It is worth noting, that the US, the UK, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Israel support terrorist organizations in Syria, according to world media reports.  

These terrorist organizations daily perpetrate crimes against innocent Syrian people and target its infrastructure and archeological sites.  

The Director of Political Administration Major General Osama Khaddour said the military media have documents about terrorist crimes, asserting that there must be international laws and legislations that prevent terrorists from using media outlets.

His remark came during the first session recently held on 'the importance of media in field and military works' within the activities of the International media conference on counter-terrorism.

World media outlets made 104 field visits to flashpoint areas in 2014 

"Over 104 field visits were organized for scores of media outlets came from the UK, France, Denmark, Spain, Netherland, Sweden, Turkey, Eastern Europe, northern and southern America, Russia, Japan, China and Friendly countries to flashpoint areas in Syria in 2014," Maj. General Khaddour clarified.

He indicated that the field visits were organized by the Political administration in cooperation with information and foreign ministries.

"Political administration has provided media outlets with information about military operations against terrorist organizations and shed light on civil initiatives that support Syrian army," Maj. General Khaddour added.

He concluded by saying that military media has confronted fabrications of the hostile media reports and distributed more than 30.000.000 leaflets in several areas and sent hundreds of SMS to citizens in flashpoint areas to address them.

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour.

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