VLADIVOSTOK, December 20. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that honesty and consistency in the Russian position on Syria gives it strength.
“Not just openness, and consistency, and we can say, honest position (RF on Syria) – she gives her force,” he said in an interview for the film of Vladimir Soloveva “the world Order”, which aired on the TV channel “Russia-1” in the program “Vesti Nedeli”.
Author: Victor LITOVKIN
Speaking about the crisis in Syria, Putin stated that Russia “it is easy to operate and with President Assad, and with the American side”. “Easily why? We don’t wag their tail and position are not changing, – said the head of state. We slowly, before arriving at our position, everyone listened and chose a line which, we think, acceptable to all”. “We then formulated its position on those components that are common and acceptable, and now we don’t need to jump from side to side, like a flea in harness,” he added.
According to him, Russia’s position “based on our conversations, and it gives strength to our position”.
Putin has noticed that always tries not to infringe the commitments, “not to violate those obligations, which we formulate as a liability of our country.”
According to the President, he does this not so much from moral principles, but rather from pragmatic. “It is easier to work,” he said.