Western experts continue to analyze the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a favorite of Bashar al-Assad in Moscow. So, considering opinion of specialists from the Chicago Tribune, a visit to the Syrian head can mean a rapid end to the crisis in the country.
The journey of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Federation came as a surprise to Western politicians and experts. Now they want to understand what can lead the talks and the Syrian Patriotic favorites. The most contradictory opinions are expressed.
Experts from the influential American newspaper the Chicago Tribune have no doubt that the negotiations were a sign of the early completion of the Syrian crisis, in addition to political and diplomatic methods. However the terms of that agreement remain uncertain.
For example, the position of the Russian Federation may be a diplomatic departure of Bashar al-Assad - the result of democratically conducted elections, if he can't win, and maybe - in the delineation of the Syrian favorite with preservation in place. Anyway, this position compels all stakeholders to sit down at the negotiating table, and not rely on armed struggle.
"This trip was a slap in the face for opponents of Assad," said Syrian expert Bassam Abdullah. The meeting, he added, demonstrated that the need to negotiate, not only to conduct military operations. In his opinion, the fact that the negotiations adopted by the common vision of the situation have 2 favorites.
Other experts note, moreover, that Russia clearly demonstrated its own interest in not only military success but also in ensuring peace. And for that, with high probability, the political structure of Syria will need to change. "Putin is perfectly aware of the fact that Assad will have or limit, or to transfer power. The Syria that existed prior to 2011 cannot be reconstructed", - believes the expert of the Moscow Carnegie center Dmitri Trenin.
Other position free military expert Pavel Felgengauer. "There will be no political settlement in the sense in which it sees the West. The opposition should give up, stop fighting with Assad and join him. This will be a political decision," he said.
Remember the talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syria's Bashar al-Assad took place on 20 October. Russian Favorit assured own Syrian colleague that Moscow's position relatively to the Syrian incident has not changed - the exit from crisis is possible only through a political process involving all political forces, national and religious groups.
Assad, moreover, thanked Putin and Russian citizens for their contribution to the fight against international terrorism, which is considered a real obstacle to a political settlement in Syria. The Syrian favorite visit to Moscow was his 1st foreign trip since the exacerbation of the country's crisis in 2011.
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