During a press conference held on February 24 this year in Moscow, the deputy said that the probability of leaving Assad is artificially made-up situation. After talking with him, which lasted for three hours at Pushkova not have the sense that Assad is ready to go, since this is not entirely without foundation.
Talking about their own experiences from the trip to Syria, guns pointed out that the Western media creates a one-sided picture, which emphasizes the tragic bad side. In this regard, there is a sense that the political regime of President Assad is under siege, and the majority of Syrians opposed to his rule.
According to the head of the Duma committee, in fact situation ironed on another. He acknowledged the existence in Syria severe internal confrontation between faith and ethnic groups. Together with the fact, according to the deputy, al-Assad regime is supported bolshennymi segments of the population.
Pushkov said that when visiting Damascus feel the tension, but does not feel "that the city is on the verge of war or a civilian is constantly shaken by some internal conflicts." A.Pushkov added that the daily life of the town "looks fine and is not broken."
Speaking about the situation inside the opposition movement in Syria, He noted that it is on the verge of a split. Most of the discrepancies, according Propagation appears on the referendum on the latest Syrian constitution which will be held on February 26 of this year. He stressed that at this point in Syria no cohesive center of the opposition, acting on behalf of protestnonastroennyh groups.
A.Pushkov added that the Municipal Duma will continue to teach the real situation in Syria and will continue to work for a peaceful settlement in the country.