The Russian support to Assad

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July 1, 2014

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Fabrice Balanche, « The Russian support to Assad », Proche-Orient et crise syrienne, ID : 10670/1.0yff98


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By Laura Rufalco, Trainee, GREMMO. Having Russian and Iranian support was what allowed Assad to resist the rebels’ offensive that deeply divided Syria in the past three years. From the beginning of the civil war, Russia and China where the most important Syrian ally in the UN, vetoing any resolution against Assad. Russian support to Assad is not only political, but also military: the country sends to Syria a significant quantity of armory that allows Assad to be stronger on the battlefield, h...

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