Medvedev: the leader of Syria can only be determined by its people

MOSCOW, October 23. The fate of Syria must be determined by all the people of the country that should choose their leader, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. As noted by the Prime Minister on his page in Facebook, this issue should not be determined by certain ethnic groups or political forces.

“But the country’s fate remains in the hands of the Syrian people. This, rather than to individual ethnic groups or political forces determine how and with what leader to go forward. We will help the Syrian people to defend its sovereignty. And believe in a peaceful future of this ancient land,” – said Medvedev.

Russia has never changed its position on the Syrian issue and supports only legitimate government, Medvedev said.

“Russia has never changed its position on the Syrian issue. Then and now we support only legitimate authorities”, – he wrote on his page in Facebook.