October 28, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Colonel Alexander Sergeyev told reporters on Saturday that the Russian military of the Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties delivered humanitarian aid to the recently liberated Et-Teibe.
“Of course, we have to be on alert all the time and have to be prepared to any emergencies, thus we have attracted a unit of the military police, who guard the order here,” he said.
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“As for where the military actions area is – well, it is just a few kilometers away, about ten kilometers. The explosions can be heard from here,” he continued.
A lawmaker Khamsi Shakhin said that “this village [Et-Teibe] has suffered a lot. All the people you can see now – they had left for other villages, had to live there in other houses. And, as this village was cleared off terrorists, they could return. You see, there are still ruined houses here, they are due to be fixed. And the people have begun working,” he said.
He also said “only friends” help to cope with the complicated humanitarian situation in the country. The European countries are not assisting, the USA is not assisting, the Arab countries are not assisting… Only friends, like Russia, which helps us not only in defending our fatherland,” he told reporters
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.