The defense Ministry, commenting on the beginning of Turkey’s “operation Olive branch” against the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, said that the main factors that contributed to the crisis development of the situation became provocative steps the United States aimed at the isolation regions with a predominantly Kurdish population.
The Russian Ministry also stressed that Ankara has angered the statement by Washington on the establishment near the Turkish border “security forces” of the Kurdish groups, as well as other actions of Washington, the collapse of Syria and support the rebels.
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