Subjects – Syria Report



Half of the total value of the United Nations’ procurement contracts in 2021 and 2022 went to private suppliers with a high - or very high - risk of being involved in human rights violations, while a third was procured to suppliers partially owned by sanctioned individuals, according to the study ‘U.N. Humanitarian Operations in Syria 2021.2022. Challenges and Policy Solutions,’ published today by the Observatory of Political and Economic Networks.
The Syrian government has issued their wheat procurement prices at SYP 5.5 million (around USD 366) per tonne, a stark increase from the SYP 2.8 million per tonne offered to local farmers in 2023 and the SYP 2 million offered in 2022.
On January 28, Russian company RPOST-M LLC was established in Syria to provide security services. The company was founded by Maxim Yurievich Grekhov, reportedly a former undercover officer for the Russian intelligence services. The recent establishment of the RPOST-M branch in Damascus may suggest a strategy of distributing the previous interest of Wagner among different companies, instead of a single company or leader.
Iran's oil exports to Syria decreased 27 percent in the first quarter of 2024 compared with the last quarter of 2023, and 24 percent on a year-on-year basis. In the last quarter of 2023, exports stood at 8.8 million barrels, an average of 95,938 bopd, while in the same quarter of last year they reached 9.1 million barrels, averaging 101,750 bopd. This quarter’s results are the lowest in two years, since Q2, 2022, when exports stood at 6.2 million barrels.


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Manufacture of mineral greases, blending mineral oils, brake fluid and antifreeze liquid; and importing the necessary machinery and equipment to achieve the company’s goal.
Providing protection services to defend facilities, including oil fields.
Support activities related to oil and natural gas extraction (oil and gas well services and storage studies for gas oil fields) and importing all necessary materials related to the company’s purpose.
Providing oil services, catering services, importing, exporting and trading supplies for oil well rigs, building materials, electronic devices, solar energy devices and supplies, foodstuffs, office tools, modern cars, heavy machinery, engineering equipment, pipes, electronic software design, import and export.