Defense Ministry: U.S. statements about the smuggling of oil similar to the direct patronage

Defense Ministry: U.S. statements about the smuggling of oil similar to the direct patronage


MOSCOW, December 5. The Russian defense Ministry is surprised by statements that the USA don’t see how smuggled oil from terrorists in Turkey, and believes that this is similar to the direct protection, said the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry, major-General Igor Konashenkov.

Earlier, the representative of U.S. state Department told journalists that the photos of the defense Ministry, which show hundreds of trucks with oil is prohibited in Russia the terrorist group “Islamic state”, are true. He noted that “not seen images of border crossings with the trucks that cross the border”.

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The supply routes of illegal oil in Turkey. Data Of The Ministry Of Defense

“Finally, our colleagues at the state Department and the Pentagon confirmed that we presented at the briefing photoproofs – how and where does thieves oil from controlled areas, international terrorism is genuine. However, their statements about what they don’t see border crossings with the trucks that cross the border, make you smile, if only because the photo is a static image,” – noted in this regard Konashenkov.

He recalled that the Russian defense Ministry, in addition to satellite images, and provided video evidence from cameras, recorded as wagon-nalisniki not only passing the checkpoints on the Turkish border, but doing it without stopping.

“When American officials declare that they do not see how the oil is delivered smuggled terrorists in Turkey, it is not deceit, it smacks of direct patronage,” – said the official representative of the defense Ministry.

The US has should back the purchase to secure the smuggling of oil

The defense Ministry believes that the us party has all the necessary technical means to secure the smuggling of oil from terrorists in Turkey. This was stated by the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.

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“If this (courtesy photo – and video – approx.) not enough to our American colleagues, we suggest that you watch the video from his drone, which, by the way, on the Syrian-Turkish border and oil-rich areas controlled by the terrorists, recently became three times more,” he said.

As noted Konashenkov, the Russian side announced that the American drones and aircraft operating over the territory of Syria and Iraq, constantly use the Incirlik air base in Turkey.

“Mind you, these drones are not some plywood gliders, a modern complex fiber-optic intelligence that allows you to capture not that the tank truck, and even the number of the automatic lying on the seat beside the driver, exporting “nalisniki” through the Turkish border. And there are still space exploration, which, as has been stated many times by our colleagues, sees everything, but as it turns out, again, knows nothing,” – said Konashenkov.

“The Americans destroyed the only unprofitable objects of action”

Igor Konashenkov also said that the defense Ministry surprised by the statement of the Pentagon that the U.S. aircraft in the last month consumes only profitable oil companies terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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US forces claimed to have destroyed or damaged nearly half of the oil infrastructure IG

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter, speaking at the hearings in the Senate, announced that the U.S. aircraft and their allies “is not seeking to destroy Iraq and Syria’s whole oil infrastructure,” even in those areas that control the militants of the IG. “We strike only those objects, which they exploit for profit,” said Carter.

“How to understand the statement of the head of the Pentagon, Mr. Carter, that the U.S. aircraft in the last month consumes only profitable enterprises of oil industry of terrorists? It turns out that within one and a half years, Americans have destroyed the only unprofitable objects of militants”, – noted in this regard Konashenkov.

“I think I understand why gangsters have such money to buy weapons, recruit new supporters, carrying out bloody attacks and why the territory controlled by ISIL, it has increased hundreds of times”, – said the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry.

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria

The Russian military launched operation against the militants is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria, 30 September, at the request of Syrian 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. Since the beginning of military actions of the Russian pilots destroyed more than 2 thousand objects of the militants. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.