The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow has not received official information from Washington on action in Syria

MOSCOW, November 5. The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called “information and propaganda” charges of the USA that Russia “work out in Syria, not the goal”.

“Again we hear daily statements American colleagues, saying that Russia “work out the goals”, recently talked about this and the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft” – she pointed out at the briefing.

Thus, Zakharov said that “in parallel fixed the lack of specific information that would provide the Department of state (USA) during the official briefings”.

“It is a vicious circle: first, American officials say that Russia is not working on those goals, strikes on the civilian infrastructure, then these statements start to be quoted in the media. And then on our specific questions, we are told that this information is drawn from open sources, in particular from the media, – said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry. – First, this information is thrown with reference to unnamed sources, then it is confirmed by the statements, including the Ambassador and representatives of the state Department, then published in the media and then by the state Department refer to the mass media materials”.

Zakharov stressed that such actions of the American side – “this is pure media company and promotion, creation of alliances between official culture and mass media, to put it mildly mislead the public, without providing any texture”.

“So far we have not received through diplomatic channels of official information from Washington as to their endless accusations that we are destroying civilian infrastructure in Syria, fighting with the opposition, and not with (banned in the Russian Federation terrorist group) “Islamic state,” she explained.


September 30, the Russian military launched operation against the militants is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria, acting at the request of President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group included more than 50 aircraft in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, who attacked the terrorists with a cruise missile from the Caspian sea. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.

On the meeting with representatives of the “Syrian free army” in Abu Dhabi

Moscow does not confirm a meeting with representatives of the “Syrian free army” in Abu Dhabi next week, but the Embassy contacts can be held, said Zakharova.

“Our embassies are constantly maintained contacts with the Syrian opposition, maybe it’s one of these contacts,’ she said. – The contacts of the Deputy Minister or the Director of the Department is unknown to me. Embassies such contacts may take place, it is routine work. We daily are in contact with the opposition”.