London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed Russia’s role in the liberation of Palmyra
London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed the efforts and role of Russia in the Syrian conflict. In particular, he praised the Russian role in the liberation of Palmyra, a city-monument of an ancient civilization.
Boris Johnson also congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with a victory in Palmyra. In his account on the social network British politician posted the following text:
“I think that it is strange to feel such a joy for the military success of one of the worst regimes in the world. But I couldn’t hide my excitement when I read in the news that the Syrian army completely liberated the city which is from the list of UNESCO World Heritage.”
Naturally, the Western political “etiquette” is not allowed Johnson to avoid attacks on Bashar al-Assad, who, in fact, fights alone against international terrorism, supported by the collective West. Boris Johnson said that no matter what the Assad regime exhibited by those with whom he fights, ISIS is much worse. They are trying to justify the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians. The Mayor of London has called those who are at war against al-Assad “the sick people.”
On the contrary, everything that was made by the Western coalition in Syria, Boris Johnson called a complete failure.
The execution of the captured fighters in Palmyra
Also, the British politician said that the victory of the government forces in Syria is Assad’s victory, the victory of archeology and a victory for all those who care about antiquities. Year of Palmyra’s “unfreedom” – moral and cultural disaster.
It will be recalled that about a year Palmyra was in the hands of ISIS militants where they committed horrible murders, attacked the historical and cultural monuments, many of which were more than 2000 years old. In particular, the fighters of the Islamic State executed the chief caretaker of the historic complex of Palmyra Khalid Asaad. Known worldwide specialist was 82 years old. He was tortured, publicly beheaded body was tied to the ancient columns and exposed for all to see.