On the Right Side of History, By Sergey Lavrov
Forward: Western propaganda continues to distort Russia’s position
in respect of the Syrian crisis. It accuses Moscow of supporting
Damascus for profit motives, or even criminal solidarity. In this piece,
Sergey Lavrov does not expound on his country’s strategic choices, but
rather on the principles that underpin his diplomacy. He responds
imperturbably to the inanities spouted by Western media, underscoring
Moscow’s commitment to international law and its pledge to support
people. Lavrov counterpoints the massive popular support enjoyed by
President al-Assad and the illegitimacy of the sectarian armed
opposition, sponsored from abroad.
Reading these words, I hope you understand why I
have always considered this gentleman, Ambassador Lavrov,to be one of
the true "adults in the room" when it comes to geopolitical issues, and
Russia's response to them.
He is measured, supremely intelligent and articulate, and does a marvelous job of analyzing the current situation in Syria.
This is a long article, but absolutely worth the read.
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