The Pentagon made a surprise announcement about Russia and its actions in Syria. Unexpected because it notes the positive role of Moscow in resolving the Syrian crisis. Earlier, the US has repeatedly accused Russia of supporting “bloody regime” of Bashar al-Assad and obstructing “democratic process” which, according to Washington, is fighting the so-called armed opposition. In the ranks of which Moscow sees a lot of representatives of terrorist groups.
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Russia plays a useful role in Syria because it has contacts with the authorities of the country. This was stated on Friday, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis.
According to Davis, the Pentagon expects that Russia will continue to help to convey the U.S. position to the official Damascus. This will help to prevent conflict, stressed in the us military.
Russian colleagues Davis today issued a statement on Syria, but there were no overtures to the leaders of the Syrian coalition. So, the head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Sergey rudskoy said that while “the actions of the coalition only interfere with the defeat by government forces of groups of ISIS”, which is banned in Russia as a terrorist organization. In Moscow is not “see significant results in the fight of the coalition against ISIS,” added Armenian President.
He also said that the coalition led by the United States periodically strikes on the positions of Syrian government forces, while freely releasing terrorists from the “boiler”.
It is worth noting that the Pentagon’s spokesperson on Friday commented on the incident the day before the incident, when the coalition attacked Pro-government forces. “That complacency which we see, largely (achieved) due to their (Russia’s) efforts,” Davis said to reporters. He said that the us military turned to Russia with a request to “send a message” to the Syrian authorities.
In one General staff agree with the Pentagon: we can state an improvement of the situation in the conflict zone. However, Syria is obliged that in many respects the Russian support. Thus, the operationalization of the Memorandum about zones of de-escalation was possible to start the reconstruction of destroyed cities, people are returning to their homes.
“Actually stopped the civil war in Syria,” – said the representative of the General staff.
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