MOSCOW, January 22. The Kremlin has denied media reports that Moscow allegedly offered to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign.
“No, it’s not so,” said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier Friday, the Financial Times reported, citing unnamed sources in Western intelligence services that allegedly the head of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Russian armed forces Igor Sergun came to Damascus in order at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to Assad to resign as Syrian President. According to the publication, Assad refused.
The chief of the GRU Igor Sergun died January 3, in the 59th year of life.