Russian Airborne Force ex-commander admits possibility of NATO’s attack on eastern flankRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 11:45
Russian MP says Moscow expects cooperation with Trump in war on terrorRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 11:18
Russian manufacturer ready to extend serial production of newest T-90MS tankMilitary & Defense February 20, 10:14
Russia, US should start with minor steps to restore ties — US expertWorld February 20, 8:38
Vitaly Saveliev: Aeroflot out in the openBusiness & Economy February 20, 8:00
Ambassador says Qatar interested in joining Astana talks on SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 7:30
Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Lenin Moreno leads after 1st round of presidential election in Ecuador — exit pollsWorld February 20, 2:31
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
DAMASCUS, March 26. /TASS/. Russia’s stronger presence in the Middle East will make the region more stable, Syria’s President Bashar Assad told Russian media in an interview.
"As far as Russian presence in various parts of the world, including the Eastern Mediterranean, and Syria’s port of Tartus, is concerned, it is crucial to maintaining the balance that was upset after the breakup of the Soviet Union 20 years ago," Assad said.
"The stronger presence Russia has in our region, the more stable it comes, because Russia plays a very important role in enhancing stability the world over," Assad said. "In that connection I can say that we welcome the growth of Russian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean, in particular, near our shores and in our ports."
The full version of Assad's interview with Russian media will be available at tass.ru on March 27.