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Russia has destroyed Syria

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The Syrian crisis enters its seventh year with Russia in control; shown in its military intervention, as well as sponsoring negotiations between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and representatives of the opposition.

After a year and a half of Russian air strikes in Syria at the request of Assad, the situation on the ground has changed, but Russian operations have not stopped. They continue, arguing they are fighting armed terrorist groups.

The Syrian crisis enters its seventh year with Russia in control; shown in its military intervention, as well as sponsoring negotiations between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and representatives of the opposition.

After a year and a half of Russian air strikes in Syria at the request of Assad, the situation on the ground has changed, but Russian operations have not stopped. They continue, arguing they are fighting armed terrorist groups.

Opponents of the motion believe that the Russian military intervention contributed to the fight against terrorist organizations and armed groups, and has prevented the Syrian state from collapsing and falling into the hands of extremists. They find the fears of increased interventions in political affairs to be illogical, since Moscow does not have a history of colonialism in the Middle East. In their opinion, looking for a political role and the protection of military interests are the right of every nation, and that what Russia is doing is similar to Turkish forces in Operation Euphrates Shield or the United States through its drone attacks.

On the other hand, supporters of the motion believe that the Russian military intervention caused an increase in the intensity of the civil war in Syria, and lowered the chances of reaching a political solution. Russia has also helped Assad stay in power and interfered in the drafting of the country's constitution. In addition, Russian air power does not differentiate between civilians and armed groups. They also believe that Russia's role in the negotiations and its attempts to establish alternative talks in Astana, as well as exerting pressure in Geneva, have contributed to the failure of negotiation efforts.

Submit a video no longer than 99 seconds on why you agree or disagree with the motion. Video submissions are open until April 14 at 23:00 GMT. Voting ends on April 16 at 23:00 GMT.

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Apr 12, 2017
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