Brégançon, names of Syrian civilian victims invite Macron-Putin meeting
Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin will address the Syrian issue in Brégançon. And the Collective for a Free and Democratic Syria intends to remind them of the names of the latest civilian victims
Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin will try to agree on the Syrian issue when they meet on August 19th. Recently, a bombing attributed to the Russians has caused about 40 civilian casualties in Idleb.
.POLICY – Death announcements to start the meeting. Here is the idea of the Collective for a Free and Democratic Syria (CPSLD) for the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron at Fort Brégançon, Monday, August 19th. On the occasion of this working visit, the militant association wants to invite the 44 civilian Syrian victims of a bombing attributed to the Russians – allies of Bashar-Al-Assad – in the Var scenery.
On July 22, strikes on a vegetable market in Maarat-al-Noumane in the Idleb region of northwestern Syria left 44 dead, including five children. According to the local associations such as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmet rescuers – one of whose volunteers died in these strikes – the air raid is attributable to the Russians. According to the Collective for a Free and Democratic Syria (CPSLD), this shelling of civilians has only one goal: to spread terror among the population in order to return the opinion against the rebels.
“State Terrorism” in Syria
This “state terrorism” perpetrated by Syrian and Russian aircraft, in the words of the CPSLD, is in deep opposition to the “military de-escalation” agreement in the region. An agreement voted in September 2018 by Germany, Russia and Turkey and sponsored by Emmanuel Macron. It is also moving away from UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in December 2015, which established a road map for any political solution to the Syrian conflict.
Therefore, in line with these previous commitments, the objective of the CPSLD, on the occasion of the meeting between the two heads of state, is clear: that the light be made on the Russian intentions. “We hope that the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron asks Putin what are its objectives in Syria,” said HuffPost Michel Morziere, spokesman for the Collective. “This is for Macron to put pressure to limit the damage,” he adds.
Notification of death by registered mail
By a registered letter to Emmanuel Macron’s summer residency or by clicking on the Élysée website under the heading “Write to the President”, the Collective wants the Syrian victims to invite themselves to the French discussions. -russes. Amir, Lama, Farouk and the others … For that reason, he had the idea of symbolic death announcements to which is added the complete list of the names of the victims.
The Collective for a Free and Democratic Syria has listed each of the names of the 44 victims …
CPSLD capture of death announcement
The Collective for a Free and Democratic Syria has listed each of the names of the 44 civilian casualties of the 22 July bombing in Idleb, attributed to the Russians.
Announcement of death sent by the Collective at Fort Brégançon in …
Collective for a Free and Democratic Syria
Announcement of death sent by the Collective at Fort Brégançon on the occasion of the meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin Monday, August 19.
The association is nevertheless aware of the limited probability of a favorable outcome. “Too few means exist to be able to put pressure on Russia, our approach is above all symbolic.” The point of view of the Elysée converges elsewhere.
A Franco-Russian convergence to find
In a meeting organized for journalists, a few days before the meeting between the two heads of state, subjects from Syria and the Idleb region were discussed. “Nobody can imagine that we can easily find a solution with Putin,” he said. “There is a lot of convergence work to be done, but nonetheless, it is a sufficiently serious and sensitive topic that we can look for solutions together.” In other words, everyone has an interest in taking a step towards other, consistent with previous peace processes.
In Idleb, more precisely, the Elysee judges the situation “very worrying”. “We have significant differences with Russia,” he says, “but also common interests. The first of them is security, especially on the issue of jihadists. So we have a simple message to convey to the Russians: ‘Use your power and influence with Damascus to encourage the disengagement of the armed forces’. ”
A diplomat interviewed by the Journal du Dimanche insists: “Emmanuel Macron will tell the Russian president of his concern. We are very clear: the security and humanitarian risk is extremely heavy, including the chemical risk, on which the red line will be recalled and maintained. ”
A few days before the G7 in Biarritz, and among other burning issues such as the Iranian nuclear or the Ukrainian situation, France will have to maintain a clear position on Syria during this working visit in the salons of the Fort. In memory of the 39 adults and 5 dead children on a market day, the Collecti