Notables in the city of Busra al-Sham, east of Daraa, have rejected a Russian request for the people to march in support of the upcoming presidential elections.
According to the Ahrar Horan (Free Men of Horan) group, the Russian delegation met with a number of notables in the city of Busra al-Sham and listened to their demands to increase fuel and flour allocations.
Ahrar Horan added that the Russians asked the dignitaries to show support to the upcoming presidential elections by going out in rallies, even in small numbers. This was met with immediate rejection.
The regime insists on holding elections, and they will certainly be cosmetic, ending with the victory of Bashar al-Assad in Syria since 2000, following the death of his father, Hafez al-Assad.
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