MOSCOW, December 14. The defense Ministry is ready to cooperate with all States on the issue of Syria, said the chief of the Russian General staff Valery Gerasimov at a briefing for foreign military attachés.
“We want to establish contacts on the Syrian issue with any States,” he said.
From Russia with support
As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
The General reminded that in recent history there are examples of such cooperation between the West and Russia. “This is a joint activity during the operation of the international security assistance force in Afghanistan, a solution to the problem of Syrian chemical weapons, breakthrough talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the signing and implementation of the Minsk agreements, the fight against piracy off the horn of Africa,” – said Gerasimov.
Russia from 30 September strikes on the terrorists in Syria, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 2014 operation against the militants in Syria and Iraq held by the international coalition led by the United States.
Earlier, representatives of Moscow and Washington signed the Memorandum on safety of flights over Syria that are designed to prevent incidents in the air between the planes of the Russian army and the coalition. The defense Ministry has repeatedly called on his foreign colleagues to exchange information on targets in Syrian territory, however, the Pentagon has stated that it will not provide Russia with intelligence, while Moscow supports Assad. Meanwhile, in late November, on the coordination of actions against the terrorists agreed the Russian Federation and France.