Medvedev called on Western partners “not to frighten ground operation” in Syria

Medvedev called on Western partners “not to frighten ground operation” in Syria


MUNICH, February 13. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called on Western partners “not to frighten ground operation” in Syria, the statement he made, speaking at the Munich security conference.

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“No need to scare anyone ground operation,” he said.

The disintegration of the Syrian state as a result of the fight against terrorists on the territory of this country would be catastrophic for the entire Middle East.

“It is important to maintain a unified Syrian state, to prevent its collapse on the confessional principle. Another Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan to the world not to pull. The consequences of this scenario will be catastrophic for the entire Middle East,” said Russian Prime Minister.

He added that Russia will continue “to plan carefully for implementation of joint peace initiatives”, which no alternatives exist. According to him, some hope in resolving the conflict gives the work of the international support group Syria, where the participants agreed on the eve of a number of practical measures, including the supply of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population and to determine the conditions of the truce the Syrian authorities and the opposition, with the exception of terrorist groups.

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According to Medvedev, in the resolution of this conflict “of key importance will be the regular work of the Russian and American military, but it is regular, not to seek them and to negotiate about some incidental contact.” “And, of course, unacceptable any preconditions for the negotiations on a political settlement between the Syrian government and the opposition”.

Terrorism may be a new kind of war

If not normalize the situation in Syria, terrorism threatens to become a method of quasi-public management. This opinion was expressed, speaking at the Munich security conference, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“If we do not normalize the situation in Syria and other hot spots, terrorism will become a new form of warfare that will lead the whole world. And it’s not even just war, but in fact a way of resolving ethnic and religious conflicts, the method of quasi-public control,” he said.

Russia and the West should work together on the problems of Syria

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is sure that Russia and the West should work together on the problems in Syria.

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“Today we see that Syria is in a state of civil war. Let us ask ourselves the question who is to blame? Is (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad)? It is obvious that without a certain influence from outside Syria to continue its development,” said Putin, answering questions of participants of the Munich conference.

Medvedev admitted that during meetings with foreign partners heard the same thing” “Assad is bad, he should leave and then there will be peace and prosperity.” “So what? As a result of the civil war”, – said Medvedev.

The Russian Prime Minister is convinced: “We should work together on solving the (Syrian) problem, but to work effectively, not just to see how things are going there, as some thugs jammed the other bandits, not to try to divide those who are fighting there on their own and others, and to try to put all behind a negotiating table”.

The civilian population of Syria operation HQs of the Russian Federation is not concerned, there is no evidence of attacks on civilians. Russia in Syria fighting terrorism or solve other specific tasks. Russia and the West must work together to solve Syria, and not to divide those who are fighting there on their own and others.