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Assad calls Russian invasion of Ukraine a ‘correction of history’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Syrian President Bashar Assad during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 13, 2021. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Syrian President Bashar Assad during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 13, 2021. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a telephone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, praises the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying it is a “correction of history.”

“President Assad stressed that what is happening today is a correction of history and a restoration of balance in the global order after the fall of the Soviet Union,” according to a statement from the Syrian presidency.

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