Putin: no expansion of the operations of the armed forces on the territory of Iraq is not planned


SOCHI, October 22. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that no expansion of the operations of the armed forces on the territory of Iraq is not planned. “No such plans, of course, is not and can not be, because we have no requests of the Iraqi government on assistance to Iraq,” he said at a meeting of the club “Valdai”.

The head of state added that Russia was cooperating with Iraq, supplying him with weapons and exchanging information through the information centre in Baghdad.

Speaking about the operation in Syria, Putin stressed that he examines the record of the effects of application of air strikes on positions terrorists in Syria. “There detonates the amount of ammunition that they fly up almost to the aircraft. The impression is that ammunition and weapons gathered from all over the Middle East… And this really begs the question – where the money?” he said.

Putin also expressed confidence that the successes of the Syrian army is still ahead, although now, the President of the Russian Federation, remain modest.