Russian Embassy holds reception on occasion of Defender of the Fatherland Day

Damascus,(ST)– The Russian Embassy in Damascus organized a reception at Dama Rose Hotel on occasion of the 102nd Defender of the Fatherland Day.

Colonel Alexander Grinenko, the military attaché to the Russian embassy, confirmed in a speech that the Russian forces stand alongside the Syrian Arab Army in fighting terrorism and its masters who exploit it to achieve geopolitical goals.

Grinenko  emphasized the need for avoiding double standards and unusual claims in international politics, and to instead employ approaches based on just and fair basis.


For his part, Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister Ayman Sousan praised the Russian forces’ support for the Syrian Arab Army in the confronting terrorism, asserting that Syria will continue its war on terrorism until it is eliminated completely and until security and stability are restored across the entire country.

Sousan said that Russian servicemen fought with honor alongside their comrades in the Syrian Arab Army, which embodies the historical relations between the two countries.

The ceremony was attended by Political and Media Adviser at the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic, Dr. Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Minister of Defense General Mahmoud Al Shawa, Dr. Faisal Al-Miqdad, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Governor of Damascus, a number of ambassadors, representatives of Arab and foreign diplomatic missions in Damascus, and partisan and cultural activities.

Haifaa Mafalani