Russia has announced that in Syria since may 25, will be resumed bombardment of the positions of international terrorist organizations. Under the impact of our aircraft will get those groups of the Syrian “moderate opposition”, which has not decided with whom they want to be. To conduct joint air operations against terrorists and invite US. A military expert told the “MK”, about why these attacks had to be renewed acceptance of our offer, the United States, as well as whether the increased number of aircraft at the airbase “Hamim”.
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That from the 25th of may our air and space forces will once again will conduct the bombing of militant positions in Syria, said Sergei Shoigu. Blows are applied to objects and groups “Dzhabhat an-Nusra, ISIS, illegal armed groups, do not support the cessation of hostilities, but also the caravans with arms and ammunition, armed troops illegally crossing the Syrian-Turkish border. Russia offers US, as the co-chair of the International support group Syria to join the fight against international terrorism and to undertake joint planning of such attacks.
Military expert Mikhail Khodarenok:
– Of course the announcement came quite unexpectedly, including for the United States. But to understand our logic, because by and large, the issue of terrorists in Syria is not resolved, the major terrorist groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS are still fighting in Syria. Of course they suffered losses, they are now in power not what it used to be, but nevertheless they have retained a certain potential, certain combat and operational capabilities. It turns out that in fact the issue is not resolved until the end. In Syria to a peaceful life has begun, it is necessary to solve the problem of terrorism through the military, and in no other way, this issue is not solved there.
Russian planes in Syria are preparing to sortie (6 photos)
– If to speak about our relationship in this matter with the United States, I think that it is unlikely that the Americans will go with Russia on interaction. The only point where they cooperate with us, it is the prevention of incidents in the sky, and in General, their position will not change. To work with us more closely, and especially to carry out joint bombardment, they will not. In any interaction, the question arises: who is older, where will be total control, the language will be the management of forces and means. On these issues we agree will fail because the United States is not who never joined and will join will not. He and NATO have a leadership role. For example, the commander of allied forces in Europe can only be an American General. They offer it all join, therefore it is not necessary to have any illusions.
If to speak about, whether there will be on the base Hamim new aircraft, I think that the increase will certainly start, but I don’t think it happens simultaneously, and several dozen Russian aircraft land in Syria. This will happen step by step, without attracting international attention.
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 air base Hamim in the Russian Federation. Video published on the website youtube.com user-the Russian defense Ministry.
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