VLADIVOSTOK, November 28. Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria is qualitatively more efficient than the American, believes the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. “Territory controlled by terrorists, the beginning (during the Russian operation) to shrink, be reduced, – he said in interview to the leading program “Vesti on Saturday” Sergei Brilev. – So there are qualitatively other operation. It is qualitatively more effective. And it’s not any conclusions of political scientists, it is a reality that can simply be stated”.
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“Indisputable fact” a Kremlin spokesman called the results of the operations of the coalition led by the USA, which operated in Iraq and in Syria for 15 months. “Unfortunately, the result of this operation, which lasted more than a year, has been the expansion of territory controlled by ISIS (“Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant” – the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist organization “Islamic state”) and other terrorist organizations,” he said. “And for the first time, thanks to the relatively even short operation of the Russian space forces, the trend is radically broken”, – he stressed.
Interaction with France
Sands also noted that the military of Russia and France are already discussing the algorithm of actions on the situation in Syria, however, about the readiness to cooperate with the coalition in General, we cannot. “Now will all our military (Russia and France), he said in an interview with the presenter of the program “Vesti on Saturday” Sergei Brilev. – They recite the algorithm of mutual actions”.
The Russian side holds the door open for any level of interaction, which will be ready by the coalition led by the United States, he added. – Until we see, say, a mutual readiness”.
He noted that some countries have begun to escape from the “pressure position” associated with the requirement of immediate departure of Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria. “Now, when most of Syria is under the control of ISIL, Nusra and other terrorist organizations, also to hold elections, probably too unrealistic, – said Peskov. – And talk about a political settlement, too unrealistic. And the only ground force that is fighting against terrorism, are the Syrian Armed Forces”.
About grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.
Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).