The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation considered statement of the British Minister Fallon on Syria “unfounded pearls”

MOSCOW, February 18. The statements of the head of the British military Department Michael Fallon about the actions of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria are “unfounded pearls”, told journalists the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.

Earlier Fallon in an interview with Bloomberg demanded that Russia “to cease “attacks on innocent civilians in mosques, grocery stores, and its attempts to terrorize local populations in Northern Syria”.

“When plausible details about “attacks” in the Syrian cities daily issues to the surface, London “Observatory of human rights in Syria,” this is not a big surprising… But when unfounded pearl “observatories” suddenly with a straight face begins to Express a Royal Minister of defense, it is hard to escape the suspicion in someone’s plagiarism,” said Konashenkov.

According to him, it is unclear whether the British military writes “summaries” for “the Observatory”, or this organization is the only source of data on the Russian operation in Syria with the defense Ministry of Britain. Without clarification on this issue, the Fallon performance “in a range of other London activists for humanism and peace from behind “jabhat al-EN-Nusra” and the Islamic state (formerly “Islamic state”, the two organizations banned in Russia) should be considered a failure, the General added.

The operation against the militants in Syria

Russia is conducting operation against the militants in Syria from 30 September 2015, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Russian military has been repeatedly accused of attacks not on the terrorists, and against civilian targets in Moscow, however, rejected all these accusations. As was stressed in the defense Ministry, Syria constructed a multilevel system of intelligence, and goals are applied only after rechecking the data.


The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.

“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.

Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).