The official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov called on the US to eliminate any hints of threats to the Russian military in Syria. Thus he reacted to the state Department’s statement that Russia could become a target for terrorists.
The defense Ministry did not disregard the scandalous statement by state Department spokesman John Kirby. During a regular briefing he said that Russia will continue to lose aircraft and to the body bags of dead soldiers, if not change its position on the Syrian issue. State Department spokesman also did not rule out that terrorists can strike at Russian cities.
According to the General Konashenkov, a statement Kirby’s candid admission that “all supposedly leading the “civil war” in Syria “opposition” is controlled by the US international terrorist “international”. “The mask removed, Lord?” – asks the representative of the Russian defense Ministry.
Konashenkov said that the Russian military is well known where exactly and exactly how much in Syria, including in Aleppo province, is the “experts” from the United States, which govern the operations of terrorists. However, the General said, if someone tries to implement threats to Russia, it is unlikely that “the militants are the bags and the time to bail”.
The defense Ministry spokesman said that Russia is ready to continue dialogue with the US on joint action in Syria, but any hints of threats to our military personnel and Russian citizens should be excluded. “To ensure the security of Russian citizens, wherever they were, bargaining will not. This is our primary and absolute priority,” – said Konashenkov.
He advised the John Kirby not to forget about the officer’s honor, despite the fact that he changed the uniform of rear Admiral in the Pentagon at the suit of the official representative of US state Department.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said earlier that such rhetoric the state Department can attest to the fact that Washington gave the command “FAS” to the extremists. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called the words of John Kirby “quite awkward”.
Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov saw the US position ill-concealed “calls” to terrorists to use weapons against Russia. In his opinion, the words of Kirby demonstrate the unwillingness of Washington to do its part of the agreements on Syria.