Moscow Positioning Itself for Assad’s DefeatSyrian President Bashar al-Assad is losing control over Syria and an opposition victory cannot be ruled out, said Mikhail Bogdanov, the Kremlin’s special envoy for Middle East. His comments were distributed by the state-run Itar-Tass news agency.
”You need to look the facts in the eyes -- the government regime is losing more and more control over a large part of the country's territory,” Bogdanov said. (Reuters, 13 December)
Bogdanov, one of the country's most experienced diplomats and arabists, also announced that Russia is working on plans to evacuate its citizens from the embattled country if necessary.
Photo credit: Mikhail Bogdanov (Reuters)