Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council and head of the Russian delegation currently visiting Syria, Ilyas Umakhanov, said that the Russian delegation seeks to get acquainted with the reality of the situation in Syria through holding meetings with representatives of the government, clergymen, citizens and representatives of the opposition to get an integrated picture of what is going on in Syria during the current stage.
In an interview with the Syrian TV on Monday, Umakhanov added that during the past two days, the delegation visited three cities and met a big number of people and got a huge amount of information which leads us to a basic conclusion that “though Syria is passing a critical and complicated situation; the Syrian people possess a very big potentials to overcome the crisis without any foreign interference.”
He expressed confidence that the Syrian people alone can implement the program of the democratic reforms and changes of the constitution, calling the UN and the Security Council to fairly evaluate what is happening in Syria and not to repeat the Libyan scenario.
He stressed Russia’s firm and principled policy towards Syria.
For his part, Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs Committee at Russia’s Federation Council Ziad Sabsabi called for preserving Syria and preventing disuniting it through armed disputes, asserting that “reforms need more time.”
He stressed that during the delegation meeting with President Bashar al-Assad “we were sure that there is a true determination to carry out the reforms proposed by the Syrian leadership.”
“We are aware since we came to Syria that the western media is leading a deliberated falsification of the true image of the events in Syria,” Sabsabi said, emphasizing that all spectrum of the Syrian people reject foreign interference.
He called on the delegations of the international parliaments to visit Syria in order to get acquainted with the true image of what is going on in it.