The Kremlin: the possibility of participation of the Russian military in ground operations in Syria excluded


MOSCOW, November 20. The Kremlin is “absolutely exclude” the possibility of participation of the Russian military in ground operations in Syria. This was stated to journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“Yes, absolutely. Talk about a ground operation was not and is not still”, he said.

From 17 to 19 November, the Russian aircraft struck three massive raids against the terrorists. Militants “Islamic state” declared the elimination of the three field commanders in Aleppo province as a result of the strikes of Russian aviation,

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria

The Russian military launched operation against the militants “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group joined the bombers su-34 and su-24M, su-25, su-30CM, Mi-8 and Mi-24. As noted by the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov, a ground operation against terrorists in Syria should be Assad’s army.