Russia will never accept the presence in Syria of a terrorist that no one ever signed a truce was declared by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin.
“We have always said that you can not tolerate the presence of the hotbed of terrorism in the national territory of Syria”, — quotes his words TASS.
Vershinin has assured that Russia supports the Syrian government forces in their efforts to eliminate terrorists in Idlib province. He explained that we are talking about the militants of the extremist organization “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia), which controls a large part of this province.
the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry said that on 9 January the terrorist group in Idlib made eight attacks on Russian base in Mamimi with the use of drones.
He recalled that the government of Syria with the support of the Russian Federation since the beginning of January introduced in Idlib the regime of cease-fire. However, it applies to the moderate opposition and government forces. “After the introduction of the ceasefire, the terrorists in Idlib are still tens of thousands, fired on Aleppo,” said Vershinin. According to him, the militants were in 10-15 kilometers from the city and firing on residential neighborhoods from jet systems of volley fire.
high-ranking Russian diplomat also said that terrorist groups did not allow civilians to leave Idlib to use them as a human shield.
in addition, he noted that Russia is in contact with Turkey is trying to prevent tensions in Idlib turned into a more critical situation, and expressed the opinion that the negotiations with Turkey on the situation in the province should be continued.
the Main thing is to avoid casualties among the civilian population and to continue an uncompromising struggle against terrorists,” said Vershinin.
on the Eve of the situation in Syria discussed by telephone the leaders of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin I. Recep Tayyip Erdogan.