Russia expects serious test in Syria — the restoration of its economy. On it informs the British edition the Independent.
According to the author, Russia has provided President of the Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad’s ability to stay in power, his forces can not be defeated in the war with the rebels.
In this regard, the greatest concern of the Syrian government at this time is the state of the economy — people are becoming poorer and the Lebanese pound, only for the Syrians the economic centre for investment, depreciated against the dollar by half in six months.
“Can Russia save the Syrian economy as well as it saved the Syrian army?” — asked the reporter.
He called the placement “crackers” (su) in Syria is one thing, and the attachment rubles in a ruined country — very different. According to him, Russia and Syria are committed to each other, and the salvation of the Syrian economy was their main issue and challenge in relationships.
At the end of March, as reported by “the Rambler”, the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu held talks with Assad. They discussed issues of Russian-Syrian military-technical, humanitarian and economic cooperation.