Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited Damascus to deliver a letter from President Vladimir Putin to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
On March 19, the Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the defense minister and Assad “discussed the issues related to fighting international terrorism along with various aspects of Mideast security and post-conflict settlement.”
Additionally, the talks focused on efforts to help Syrian refugees return and to deliver humanitarian assistance.
The Russian Defense Minister said that Western states had sought to “hamper positive changes in Syria and create new obstacles for ending the crisis.”
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