The defense Ministry will provide medical care to Syrian children affected by terrorism


MOSCOW, October 22. The defense Ministry will provide medical care to Syrian children who suffered at the hands of terrorists, said the head of the main operations Directorate of the Russian General staff Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov.

“The Minister of defence made a decision about the provision of qualified medical assistance to children that have suffered at the hands of terrorists, in medical institutions of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation. After completing all legal formalities the first group of children from Syria will arrive for treatment in Russia,” – said Kartapolov.

He noted that the terrorists in the occupied areas not only destroys the monuments and historic heritage – they completely destroyed the public health system. The General said, now Syrian army liberates the cities and towns where for many months and some few years, medical care received only fighters. “It is clear that Syria alone cannot help everyone in need” – said Kartapolov.

Russian aircraft since September 30, strikes surgical strikes on targets of terrorist organizations in Syria, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the country were deployed more than 50 aircraft and helicopters. In addition, on 7 October, the attack on militants missile ships of the Caspian fleet, which used a winged long-range missiles “Calibre”. To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.