The situation in the Syrian Idlib: assessment of the defense Ministry

the Russian defense Ministry commented on the situation in Iglinsky area of de-escalation. Noted that the success of the Syrian government forces who drove fighters at a safe distance from Aleppo, and the M5, was the moment of truth.

Ankara after the signing of the Sochi agreements between Russia and Turkey has pledged to oust terrorists from the outer boundary of the zone of de-escalation, however, this was not done.

“there was a patchwork of fortified areas of terrorists deployed on the agreement of the Turkish observation posts. Attacks and massive artillery shelling of the neighboring civilian settlements and the Russian air base “Hamim” from sporadic become a daily,” — said the official representative of the defense Ministry, major-General Igor Konashenkov.

“All this time, anyone in Europe and the United States was not interested in the real humanitarian situation in and around Idlib and causes conspicuous failure to comply with its commitments by the Turkish side”.

“All official requests to Russia at the UN and the Western countries – who exactly is bringing in humanitarian aid through the Turkish border and why almost all of it goes not to the refugees and the terrorists, remained unanswered”.

Igor Konashenkov also said that in the end to carry the Sochi agreement had to Damascus. The government army drove the terrorists into the zone of de-escalation of Idlib and protect the surrounding settlements from shelling.

“Since then, Western capitals and the UN collapsed in Damascus with loud accusations about the alleged “war crimes”, “humanitarian catastrophe” and “millions of refugees” in Idlib. In this case as evidence are photos from a camp at the Turkish border, expanded a few years ago.”

Also in the Ministry of defence asking a fair question: where on the background of this supposedly moderate “opposition” did in Turkey controlled area GLaware the terrorist group “Jabhat EN-Nusra” (an organization banned in Russia) al-Dzhulani, which previously announced it was collaborating with the Turkish military fight against the Syrian troops.

“the Actions of the Turkish side, threw in violation of international law in the Syrian Idlib assault force, numbering from a mechanized division to “any price to ensure the implementation of the Sochi agreements,” – nobody in the West does not notice.

Igor Konashenkov stressed that on the background of the false concerns of the West about the humanitarian situation in Idlib today, only the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties and the legitimate Syrian government daily in the liberated areas with all necessary assistance for local people.