Washington accused Moscow of exacerbating the Syrian conflict


The actions of the Russian military cause worsening conlfict in Syria. About this official U.S. state Department spokesman mark Toner said during a daily briefing, Reuters reports.

“The Russian support of the Assad regime in recent months, and particularly the recent attack on Aleppo, resulted in an aggravation, the aggravation of the conflict and, frankly, have put the political settlement,” Toner said when asked to comment on an interview with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who said the threat of the beginning “of another war on the Ground” in the event of a ground operations in Syria.

According to Toner, Washington is also concerned about the possibility of expanding the war, but in Moscow only increase such risks. “I understand his [Dmitry Medvedev’s] concerns, but I also would say that if this is what bothers Russia, then it needs to assess the actions it is taking to support the Assad regime”, — concluded the representative of the state Department.

On Friday with criticism of Moscow was also made by the President of France Francois Hollande. He urged Russia to abandon support of the official Damascus. “We need to make sure that Assad will leave power. Now with the help of Moscow he destroys part of his people, even if it is at the same time struggling with a specific number of terrorists”, — said the head of state. According to him, because of the bombing, thousands of people were forced to flee.