German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “not only shocked, but appalled” by the civilian suffering caused by the offensive of the Syrian army with the support of airstrikes Russia. Merkel’s comments were made at a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu following talks in Ankara.
“We are now in the past few days, not only shocked, but also shocked by the suffering of tens of thousands of people that they suffer from the bombings, including strikes from Russia”, — quotes its words Reuters.
Earlier today, the Agency reported that the Syrian army has advanced considerably in the direction of the Turkish border during the attack. With reference to the statement of insurgents, local residents and observers, the Agency notes that the Syrian military and their allies among the Iranian militias are now about 25 km from the border with Turkey.
The interlocutors Reuters underline that the key role in a ground operation was played by the militias from Iran. In addition, according to them, has intensified the air strikes, strikes of Russian aviation.
Russia has previously accused as a result of its airstrikes killed civilians in Syria. The Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly denied these accusations, stressing that exclusively carry out airstrikes on the positions of the “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) and other terrorists.