The United States will press ahead with its efforts to overthrow the Syrian government in an attempt to bring its “puppets” to rule the Middle Eastern country, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik in an interview.
“Their aim is to destabilize Syria; their aim is to change the government, to topple the government, and to bring their puppets instead, so they will do everything, for them the end justifies the means, no values, no morals at all, anything could happen,” Assad said.
President Assad reiterated that Syria is ready to cooperate with any government which decides to seriously fight terrorism.
“At the very beginning of the attacks, they started by destroying the Syrian air defense, which has nothing to do with what they called it that time the “peaceful demonstrations.” Most of the air defense are outside the cities in outlying areas, so they started attacking that air defense and it was affected dramatically during the crisis,” he said.
Russia has partially compensated Syria for its air defense systems, approximately half of which had been destroyed by terrorists, Assad added.
“Of course, the Russians, through their support to the Syrian Army, they compensated part of that loss with quality armaments and air defense systems.”
Moscow’s compensation of Damascus’ lost military assets is “not enough when you talk about a full country,” President Assad clarified.