BAGHDAD, 11 February. Russia does not intend to extend the operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria to neighbouring countries. This was stated to journalists by Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin, answering the question of the Iraqi press about the possibility of involving the Russian air force to fight the terrorists in Iraq.
“Everybody talked about it the responsible Russian officials: we act only at the invitation of the Syrian government in the Syrian airspace”, – he reminded.
“No talk about expanding the geography of our actions can not be, because it would have required the request of other governments”, – said Deputy Chairman of the Russian government.
The Russian Federation proceeds from the fact that no foreign ground troops in Syria should not be, and she has no plans to conduct a ground operation, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
Operational delivery of Russian arms have helped the Iraqi army to stop the advance of the terrorists of the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in the RF group), also said Rogozin, speaking about military-technical cooperation between Russia and Iraq.
“Thanks to the prompt deliveries that have been carried out recently on the direct order of the President of Russia, including the availability of the defense Ministry, managed the Iraqi army to stop the advance of ISIL, discard,” – said Deputy Prime Minister.
According to him, in this regard, he “jokingly” suggested that the Iraqi side to hold the next meeting of the intergovernmental Commission of the two countries on Iraqi territory in Mosul after the city in Northern Iraq will be liberated from terrorists. “It is a certain motivation for all of us, to liberate Iraq from religious extremists and bandits”, – said Rogozin, stressing that Russia was ready to assist in this line of military-technical cooperation.