Friday, November 18, 2011
Russian warships have entered Syrian territorial waters
in an aggressive move designed to prevent any NATO-led attack on the
country under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention”.
“Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian
territorial waters, a Syrian news agency said on Thursday, indicating
that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow would
resist any foreign intervention in the country’s civil unrest,” reports Haaretz.
Russia has stepped up efforts to defend Syria
in recent days, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov keen to frame the
violence in the country as a civil war in defiance of
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