In an interview the foreign Minister said that the Russian foreign Ministry has evidence that Turkish soldiers are “digging in a few hundred meters from the border inside Syria.” Such action Ankara Lavrov called “creeping expansion”.
The Russian Minister said that Turkey explains its actions by the desire to avoid strengthening the Syrian Kurds. Lavrov pointed out that the Kurdish units are in two enclaves in Syrian territory, which are located between the positions of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).
“The Turks said that is not acceptable to them, if these two enclaves to unite, even by defeating IG,” – said Lavrov.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia also pointed out that USA cannot convince Ankara to join the Kurds in the Syrian talks in Geneva.
The government in Damascus and Syrian Kurds have in recent weeks repeatedly accused the Turkish authorities in the artillery bombardment of Syrian territory. The Ankara attack was explained by the fact that the Kurdish troops in the liberation of territories driven out the Arabs and Turkish-speaking population.
Syrian Kurds are on the offensive against the is militants in the province of Aleppo and in the province of raqqa, where they have in recent weeks approached the administrative center, the terrorists proclaimed their capital.