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Sunday, February 18, 2018

“Hammond urged not to praise Putin, has ceased to beat “the Syrian wife of””


The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Philip Hammond made a statement which could complicate and without that uneasy relations of Moscow and London. Hammond said that to welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria all the same that “to praise the husband who stopped beating his wife”, reports Bloomberg.


photo: AP

The British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has lashed out at Russian President Vladimir Putin over its actions in Syria. Speaking in the House of Commons, the diplomat said that “someone went to a foreign country and started to bomb the civilian population, destroy hospitals and schools”.

The news of the withdrawal of Russian forces from the middle East Republic also has not caused enthusiasm in Hammond. “If this someone decided that five months is long enough, let’s not praise him too. It is more a case that he stopped beating his wife,” quipped the Minister.

The head of the British foreign office called to protest against the fact that Russian troops generally were in Syria. The Minister ignored the fact of participation of the Royal air force in bombing Arab Republic. “We should not be put in the merit (of Russia – ed.) only that they decided to withdraw from this illegal activity,” he said.

It is noteworthy that only one day ago Hammond expressed the opposite point of view. “Russia’s actions could be positive – if you are part of the real commitment of political changes and the cessation of hostilities”, — he wrote in his Twitter.

Returning from Syria, Russian pilots are solemnly met in Voronezh (5 photos)

On Monday, President Vladimir Putin ordered the Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu March 15 to start the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria, because, according to the head of the state assigned to VKS RF targets are met. During operation in Syria Moscow has repeatedly said that the strikes aimed solely at the position of terrorist groups.

Watch the video on “the defense Ministry showed the departure of the first group of Russian aircraft home from Syria”

The first group of Russian aircraft, including Tu-154, took off from an airbase Hamim toward Russia. Video published on the website youtube.com user-the Russian defense Ministry.

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