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Putin shows his anger in Syria, because he could not defeat Ukraine

Author : Iryna Shtohrin

10:03, 15 December 2016
Putin shows his anger in Syria, because he could not defeat Ukraine

Author : Iryna Shtohrin

Researcher of the NAS of Ukraine Yuriy Kostyuchenko: events in Syria and Ukraine are interlinked conflicts of the same war

10:03, 15 December 2016

Rea the original text at radiosvoboda.org.

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December 13, UN office of the Human Rights reported on the execution of civilians in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Syria, that the day before were taken under control of the government forces of President Bashar Assad supported by the Russian military. Russia, however, believes the Syrian government forces  have humane treatment not only of the Aleppo civilians, but also of the anti-government rebels.

What happens in Aleppo? And what relevance it has to the Ukraine? Leading researcher of the NAS of Ukraine Yuriy Kostyuchenko, who until recently maintained contact with activists from Aleppo humanitarian missions, agreed to comment on the situation.

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According to your information, what is happening in Aleppo?

After the destruction of the last quarters (December 12) that were kept insurgents threatened 15 thousands of people became threatened. Iranian and Russian mercenary of Assad believe them to be accomplices of the terrorists. Those hired by Assad, conduct the "cleansing".

It is a mass murder, they kill everyone. Around 6 pm Monday we started receiving reports of massacres, arranged by Assad’s people in Aleppo.

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Where did you get this information?

Last night Syrian Observatory (Monitoring Group that captures human rights violations during the conflict in Syria - Ed.) worked there, activists from humanitarian organizations, members of the Syrian humanitarian organization "White Helmets", who refused to leave. They broadcasted the information to the last moment.

In general, before the interruption of communication with the blocked quarters (this happened at about 3 am), the notice of killing at least 180 people. Now confirmed the death of 87 civilians, including 13 children. Posts names of the victims. Such extrajudicial starts occurred in the area Kalaseh the streets of Al and Al Ferdowsi Saliheyin in Al-Hayat Hospital. It killed family members Ayim, Alhasan, Masri (total 14 persons), Sindat (9 people, including four minors) Fassir, Haydzhar, EKKO, Fael (total 25 persons).

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Also one activist wrote that, despite significant losses and the need to use someone as "human shields" during the attack, Assad’s people carry out forced mobilization in the occupied districts of Aleppo. And for the last two days were mobilized to 7,000 youths. The execution in the areas Kalaseh in the hospital and Al-Hayat was recorded Russians, in other cases - Iranians and "Hezbollah".

According to various estimates, there are up to 80 thousand persons against whom a terror erupted. A few blocks locked and under constant shelling, although offensive to them and data is being opposition groups they do not. In these neighborhoods - Saif al-Press, al-Ezaat, al-Zabadiya, greenhorn Eddin al-Mashad al-Sekkari and al-Amiriya - according to various estimates, there is up to 80 thousand persons against whom a terror ago . Local activists wrote that Russians are shelling.

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How could you conclude the situation?

Conflicts in Syria and Ukraine are interlinked conflicts of the same war. What is happening there is what did not happen in Ukraine.  We have to study the situation and draw conclusions for Ukraine in terms of military security, and in terms of social security.

What Putin does now in Aleppo is what he did not do last year in Kyiv. Syrians are killed, especially for us. Putin expresses his anger at the Syrians because he could not defeat Ukraine. Those geopolitical ambitions that Putin failed to Ukraine, Putin realizes the Middle East.

We have to draw people's attention to this situation, the international community, we need help in solving this problem the means that we have. We do what we can do.

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December 13, at the request of France and the UK convened an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. This happened after there were reports of mass executions of civilians Aleppo Syrian troops Bashar Assad. As the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, cannot check this information, but "this does not mean that this message should not believe."

If we close our eyes to what is happening in Levant region, in the Middle East, in Syria, in Aleppo, there would be a repetition of the history of Srebrenica, there would be genocide.

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December 13, at the request of France and the UK convened an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. This happened after there were reports of mass executions of civilians Aleppo Syrian troops Bashar Assad.

As the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, cannot check this information, but "this does not mean that this message should not believe."

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Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin urged to resume talks and start work on a ceasefire in Aleppo. He confirmed that he knew about the alleged rebels reached agreement with Russia on a ceasefire in Aleppo to reach civilians. "According to my latest information, in fact, an agreement has been reached that the militants would leave the city, so it is almost the end," said Vitaly Churkin.

However, ceasefire in Aleppo, announced in the morning of December 14, was failed. Russian Defense Ministry said that government forces resumed their offensive in eastern Aleppo, as rebels have violated the truce. Instead, Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Syrian government forces and "other groups" trying to disrupt the agreement "quiet mode." He added that he will continue talks with the Russian and Iranian sides on cease-fire. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he expected termination resistance rebels in Aleppo "in the next two or three days."

Related: State Department: Aleppo without humanitarian aid since July

Russia conducted a military operation in Syria in September 2015, supporting the Assad government in fighting insurgency and trying to regain control of Aleppo. Russian planes put airstrikes in the city. Before the war, Aleppo city had the biggest population in Syria.

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