“Syria, the Middle East and the War in Ukraine”, Marc Otte (Egmont, Belgium)

The war in Ukraine has a wide impact in its neighbourhood and beyond. The Middle East is no exception, including the conflict in Syria. While still the theater of armed hostilities between opponents and the regime (supported by its allies Iran and Russia), as well as of potential confrontations between Turkey and the Kurdish militia led by the PYD (an avatar of the PKK), Syria has also been a collateral victim of the Ukrainian battlefield, deprived of essential grain supplies and other commodities  from Ukraine, like many other countries in the region.

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