De facto leader of occupied Georgian region invites Syrian President Bashar-al Assad to Tskhinvali

It has not been stated by the de facto Tskhinvali leadership whether Assad has accepted the invitation.Photo: AP., 20 Apr 2018 - 12:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

The de facto leader of Georgia’s occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region Anatoly Bibilov has invited Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to the region in the wake of the US, UK and France joint strikes on Syria in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons.

De facto Tskhinvali, which is recognised only by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru as an independent country after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war, claims that " the Ossetian  people understand the feelings of the Syrian people, who have to live in war”. 

The de facto leadership hopes that the Syrian people "will live in peace, and that financial support by Russia will also play a positive role for the welfare of Syrians.”

The wave of strikes against the Assad regime, which is supported by Russia, was labelled as the most significant attack against Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of the Syrian civil war.