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Syria is trying to react to the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine by selecting new suppliers to find food and fuel supplies
The Syrian government is preparing to take action after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting international sanctions. Damascus has begun to select other suppliers to import food and basic necessities, hitherto made available by the Moscow cargoes. The crisis in the European country, in fact, has caused chaos in the markets of the Middle East country, with many retailers who have already raised the prices of foreign goods. In particular of those coming from the Federation. At the moment there is no food shortage in Syria, but there is a risk that the situation may soon change due to the fact that most of the supplies come from Russian exports. Domestic production is minimal if at all and goods arrive from neighboring countries with a dropper.
Damascus fears that sanctions prevent Moscow from sending goods regularly. If there were any problems, the risk is to benefit Turkey and the pro-ISIS miitias
The Syrian government also has a further fear: that of running out of fuel stocks, which has up to now also been mainly imported from Russia. If the tankers were to stop, there is a high risk of an explosion in prices and a parallel collapse in availability. Damascus today cannot afford it. Both for the danger of riots and popular rebellions due to the lack of basic necessities and for the probable hypothesis that Turkey and the pro-ISIS militiamen take advantage of the situation to extend their influence in the country. As a result, Bashar Assad’s regime is preparing to buy the necessary elsewhere, even at a higher price. It is no coincidence, in fact, that the Syrian state budget was suddenly scissored and that the funds were concentrated only on the most urgent priorities.