Putin granted Russian citizenship to the Ukrainian woman who suffered in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on accepting the citizens of Ukraine Irina Barakat, who was injured in the shelling in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Barakat appealed to the president on a direct line during the direct inclusion from the Military Medical Academy (VMA). She said that she was born in Odessa, after marrying a Syrian citizen, she moved to his homeland. During the fighting in Aleppo Irina worked as an interpreter. She was wounded in 2016, shutting off her children from a shell explosion. As a result, she lost her leg and hand. The woman was taken to the WMA for medical treatment by the Russian military. Irina said that she can not get a prosthesis free of charge, being a citizen of Ukraine, she can not. In addition, without Russian citizenship, she can not invite a family from Syria. Irina asked for assistance in obtaining Russian citizenship and reuniting with her family. Putin promised to help her.


“In accordance with paragraph” a “of Article 89 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, I decree: to accept for citizenship of the Russian Federation Barakat Irina Arnoldovna, born on September 29, 1980 in Ukraine,” the decree reads.

Djebhat An-Nusra’s militants continue to intimidate civilians and shoot at the positions of the Syrian army in order to disrupt the reconciliation process with illegal armed formations ready to lay down their arms, the Sana’a national agency SANA reports referring to a military source.

“Djebhat al-Nusra” continues criminal activities, intimidating citizens, attacking the positions of the Syrian Arab army and escalating the situation in southern Syria, in order to prevent the completion of the reconciliation process with the rest of the armed groups ready to lay down their arms and regulate their status, “the agency notes. .

The Syrian army, in turn, declared its readiness to fulfill its obligations to protect civilians and to repel the actions of terrorists “Djebhat an-Nusra” in coordination with citizens.

“Respected citizens of this region transmit the exact coordinates of terrorists on which strikes are struck with missiles and from barrel artillery,” the military source said.

According to the source, Djebhat An-Nusra in southern Syria is facing the same fate as terrorists in other regions of the country, which are already completely liberated by government forces.

On Monday, militants subjected to rocket fire the residential quarters of the city of Suweida. On Sunday, mortar fire was the settlement of Hauran in the province of Suweida, as a result of the rupture of seven shells which caused material damage.

According to the agency, the militants are firing from the settlements they captured in the east of the province of Deraa. The city of Deraa itself is subject to shelling of terrorists almost daily. Information about the dead and wounded civilians comes from the central hospital on a regular basis.

The Syrian agency earlier reported that the artillery of government forces in Deraa and Suweida responded to the actions of terrorists, suppressing their firing positions.

The southern (south-western) regions of Syria, which include Deraa, Quneitra and Suweida and are adjacent to the borders of Israel and Jordan, are part of the de-escalation zone created in July 2017 by agreement between Russia, the United States and Jordan. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated at the same time that the scenario of the liberation of the south of Syria has not yet been determined: either a peaceful solution or a military one.

Government troops, together with the units of the “Syrian Free Army” and with the support of the Russian Air Force, reflected the offensive of terrorists in southern Syria, the Russian military reported. This report was commented on the radio Sputnik radio political scientist Igor Shatrov.

Government forces, together with the “Syrian Free Army” (SSA) formations and with the support of the Russian Air Force, reflected the offensive of the “Jebhat An Nusra” in the southern zone of de-escalation, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties reported.

It is specified that the terrorists attacked the settlements that had voluntarily transferred to the side of the legitimate government.

As a result of the clashes, the militants lost three armored cars, 14 pick-up trucks with large-caliber machine guns and up to 70 people killed. Among the servicemen of the Syrian army there are no losses, it is not yet known whether there are losses from the SSA.

On the eve of the government troops voluntarily crossed the settlement of Et-Tubba in the province of Deraa. Thus, there are already twelve such settlements in the southern zone.

The Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties organized the delivery of humanitarian aid to residents. Today, three UN convoys are due to arrive in El-Bustan, Jasim and Taipei.

Political scientist, deputy director of the National Institute for the Development of Contemporary Ideology Igor Shatrov on the radio Sputnik commented on the situation.

“Recently, the systematically armed opposition in “The Free Syrian Army” goes to the side of the government army with whole detachments. And this speaks, above all, of the success of the mediation mission, which the Russian Center for Reconciliation (warring parties) plays, which the Russian military as peacekeepers carry out in Syria. The fact that whole settlements, entire military detachments are moving to the side of the authorities, shows that the confidence in a quick final victory over terrorists has strengthened among ordinary Syrians. They are no longer afraid of the consequences and are confident that the government army will protect them. Russian mediators provide every assistance to these processes. And, probably, such a peacekeeping presence of Russia in the region has no less influence on the situation than the support of the Syrian government army from the Russian military security services. There is a certainty that the Syrians will be able to finish independently the destruction of militants, although at the same time they can always count on the support of the Russian military, “Igor Shatrov said.