Russia significantly reduced the intensity of air strikes in Syria


Air and space forces of Russia for the last two days significantly reduced the intensity of air strikes in Syria. About it has informed journalists the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov, RIA Novosti reported.

“First of all, it affected those regions of Syria where already received and continues to receive treatment from local authorities and armed groups to cease fire and start negotiations about reconciliation. No air strikes by Russian planes did not cause”, — said Konashenkov.

However, according to him, the blows to the terrorist group aircraft VC is applied as usual. “I would like to emphasize that signing of the Russian-American agreement on the cessation of hostilities does not apply to the ISIL militants, “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both organizations in Russia is prohibited. — ) and other recognized by the UN Security Council’s terrorist”, — said Konashenkov.

On February 22, Russia and the United States agreed to the peace plan in Syria. The agreement will enter into force three days from 00:00 (Damascus) on 27 February. Treaties the two countries suggests that airstrikes and Russian forces, and the coalition forces, the United States will be applied only to the objects in the IG, “dzhebhat EN-Nusra and other terrorist organizations identified by the UN security Council”.