Sands: the timing of the operation of the Russian Federation in Syria depends on the situation in the fight against terrorism in this country

Sands: the timing of the operation of the Russian Federation in Syria depends on the situation in the fight against terrorism in this country


MOSCOW, October 30. The period of operation of the Armed forces in Syria depends on the situation in the fight against terrorism in this country. This was stated by President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

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“The situation in the fight against terrorism and extremism”, – said the representative of the Kremlin on the issue, which will depend on the decision regarding the duration of hostilities the Russian Federation in the SAR. “The Russian operation in Syria is in support of and for the period offensive activities of the Syrian Armed forces who are fighting terrorist and extremist organizations,” said Sands.

He also said Moscow’s position that “any political settlement (in Syria) – it is difficult to achieve before the forces of terrorism and extremism will be dealt a severe blow”.

The political future of President Bashar al-Assad can only be determined by the people of this country, said the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, answering a question of journalists on possibility of change of the positions of Moscow and Washington regarding Assad.

“The political future of Bashar al-Assad to be determined only by the Syrians, the Syrian people,” – said the representative of the Kremlin. However, he stressed that now, in particular, on the negotiations in Vienna, “we don’t discuss the fate of Bashar al-Assad, and issues of the Syrian settlement”.

Commenting on the situation around the possibility or impossibility of early elections in Syria, Peskov stressed that different parties “have an understanding of the inevitability of the necessity of political settlement of the situation in Syria”. “This is the only thing we can say absolutely for sure. And probably this is the most important issue and inspire all international activities in the search for different variants of this settlement,” said Sands.

The representative of the Kremlin has declared that cannot answer the question whether in the process of discussing settlement in Syria to participate the representatives of the Kurds. “In this case (negotiations in Vienna) include the participation of all stakeholders, and we are talking about States that can contribute and contribute in the search for a settlement,” said Sands.