THE “FREE SYRIAN ARMY” CONTINUES TO HOLD UKRAINIAN REPORTER HOSTAGE
“The Ukraine demands an immediate release of Ankhar Kochneva, and we’ll take action to get the issue of violence against a civilian into the international discussion”.
“The Russian Committee of Solidarity with the Peoples of Libya and Syria made efforts in this direction. The ultimatum, delivered by the militants urges the parties concerned to search for substantive solutions, as well as for a progression towards talks. Regrettably, for the time being, the means to influence the militants are limited. We’ve requested international human rights and press freedom agencies to pay continued attention to this topic on both radio and television. There’s little information about the kidnapping, taking into account the role Kochneva played in the public information space”.
“As a rule, no details are given about talks with kidnappers or about ransom terms. Judging by the facts, talks are currently under way. Russia has established contact with the Syrian opposition. Some time ago, talks with opposition representatives were held in Moscow. However, I don’t think that they’re involved in the kidnapping. Therefore, I don’t know whether Russia has any possibility or any contacts to influence the opposition, and, thus, to ensure the release of Ankhar Kochneva. On the other hand, Russia can appeal to all those who support the Syrian opposition… for example, to Turkey, with which top-level talks were recently held”.
This could be taken to be akin to a declaration of war, obviously the armed insurgents in Syria have been emboldened to a point that they have stepped into an area where they are beyond the law.
If the Free Syrian Army had kidnapped an American and threatened to destroy the US and UK Missions, what would the reaction be?
this might appear to be a proxy declaration.
“Let not a single Russian, Ukrainian or Iranian come out of Syria alive”?
Not even any self-respecting Muslim terrorist extremist would stoop so low.
“That the joint statement of the Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute also calls on the British, French and US governments as well as on the European Union (UN) to work with “their” external staged Syrian opposition in order to facilitate the release of the journalist Anhar Kochneva is also not surprising. It either shows who are the masterminds and supporters behind the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) or who is really responsible for this (expletive) situation in Syria.”