And in the armed opposition were involved Turkish soldiers. Not the ones that according to the agreements between Damascus, Ankara and Moscow, serving in the posts and are designed to monitor the ceasefire in organized in 2017, the zone of de-escalation of Idlib. Talking about soldiers and officers, who for some reason actually turned out to be in the same ranks with the advancing militants.
Over the past day, according to the Russian peacekeeping Centre in Syria, shooting the terrorists did not stop. Head CPWR rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev reported that illegal armed groups were recorded 25 attacks. The militants, in particular, opened fire on located in this area of de-escalation of settlements and Sarakeb Talicia. The shelling also been New Aleppo, Kisimba, ‘ain El-Kantara, the Kermel’, Sanjika, academic hours-Baer, El Carora, El Haram, Ein al-Ashra and Naseba.
nebesa explained the reason for the demand of Astana format
Recall that the aggravation of the situation in Idlib began on February 27. Then the Russian defense Ministry made a statement, according to which in Iglinskiy area de-escalate the formation of a banned terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” attempted to conduct large-scale offensive on a broad front to positions of Syrian government troops.
Representatives of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties routinely requested and confirmed from the Turkish colleagues the coordinates of the location of all units of Turkish armed forces near the areas of fighting terrorists. However, on February 27 at the village Begun under fire from Syrian troops hit the Turkish soldiers were in combat formations terrorist groups. “At the same time, according to the Turkish side Russian reconciliation Centre coordinates any units of Turkish armed forces near the settlement Begun was not and is not supposed to be,” said then the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.
the Department stated that immediately after receiving information about the victims of the Turkish military, the Russian command undertook exhaustive measures for a full cease-fire by Syrian forces. Was ensure the safe evacuation of dead and wounded Turkish soldiers on Turkish territory.
the Russian defense Ministry confirmed that the aircraft of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in the area of the settlement Begun not used.
trump and Erdogan discussed the situation in the Syrian Idlib
it is Known that in an attack by Syrian troops on militants of Bejuna killed 33 Turkish soldiers, another three dozen were injured. A little earlier, Syrian air defenses shot down in the skies over Idlib military attack drone armed forces of Turkey, without the permission of Damascus invaded the airspace of neighboring States.
All these events provoked a harsh reaction of official Ankara. They announced that all Syrian military are now for Turkey enemy targets. In such circumstances, Moscow began to do everything to ensure that this incident did not developed into full-scale war between Turkey and Syria. However, our foreign Ministry was given to understand that Russia cannot prevent the fight Assad’s army against operating in the territory of Syria terrorists. And that Turkey has not achieved the delimitation is located in Idlib, the opposition to Assad forces in the region as terrorist organizations.
Following the events in the area of Bejuna the situation in Idlib discussed on the telephone Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Talked about it on the Russian security Council urgently convene a meeting of the UN security Council, where Russia’s position on the incident in North-West Syriagested by our permanent representative to the United Nations Vasily sebenza. Last Friday, the incident in Idlib became the subject of a telephone conversation between the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of armed forces of the United States Mark Milly.
Lavrov reminded about the right of Syrians to fight terrorists in Idlib
further escalation of the situation in Idlib is not interested neither Ankara nor Damascus nor Moscow. Officially this point of view seems to adhere to in the United States and NATO. However, the Americans would not be Americans if it had not tried to learn from this incident to their advantage. In particular, in the United States is once again talking about the fact that Turkey would have cost to abandon the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 in favor of the American Patriot. However, according to some in the Pentagon have criticized the idea of placing an American air defense system near the Turkish-Syrian border.
the best hope of resolving the conflict in Idlib is now associated with the forthcoming meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It could take place next week.