Western discrimination against Russia unprecedented: Al-Assad
Syria reaffirms its support for Russia in the face of the Western discrimination campaign against Moscow over its special military operation in Ukraine.
The Western discrimination perpetuated against Russia is unprecedented in world history, and it infringes on the principles of international law, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Thursday, seeing that the actions of the West are turning the world "into a jungle."
"Western discrimination of Russia is unprecedented in world history... The West lies in every word in pursuit of world power and thievery," President Al-Assad underscored.
"The West has proved that international law is worthless and has crossed out all the principles of the world agreements, turning the world into a jungle," the Syrian leader told a teachers' meeting from all Syrian provinces, Syrian news agency SANA reported.
The president also noted that there were means of confronting the West, calling for "dynamic thinking" and a strong will to find economic solutions amid unilateral sanctions.
He stressed that the world turned into "a wild forest run by Western thieves in the absence of international law" after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"The West is experiencing a historic reversal of its global role after the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine... The conflict in Ukraine has exposed the true face of Western powers to their people," the Syrian president pointed out.
Russia had launched a special military operation for several reasons, including NATO's eastward expansion, the Ukrainian shelling of Donbass, the killing of the people of the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic, and Moscow wanting to "denazify" and demilitarize Ukraine.
In response, the US and its allies have rolled out comprehensive sanctions, including restrictions on the Russian central bank, export control measures, SWIFT cutoff for select banks, and closure of airspace to all Russian flights. Many of their companies have suspended their Russian operations.