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Salvation Govt Bans Entry of Russian Goods to Opposition Areas

Statement by the Idleb-based government contradicts border administration's move allowing the entry of Russian products
Salvation Govt Bans Entry of Russian Goods to Opposition Areas

The Syrian Salvation Government, an alternative body to the opposition’s Interim Government, has banned Russian and Iranian goods' entry to opposition-held areas in northern Syria, the organization said on Tuesday.

The decision came in response to a statement by the customs administration of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing allowing Russian goods entry to the province of Idleb due to the need of Syrian merchants, as the customs claimed.

Mohamad al-Sheikh, the head of the Salvation Government, said that as the Russian and Iranian occupiers are partners with President Bashar al-Assad in shedding the blood of Syrian people, their goods will never be allowed to enter Idleb province.

Local activists who condemned the statement from the Bab al-Hawa border administration said that Russian goods must be boycotted and not be welcomed into northern Syria.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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