MOSCOW, March 14. Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria showed that Russia is always able to defend ourselves, now matter for the negotiators. This opinion was expressed by Chairman of the state Duma Committee on defense, former commander of the Russian black sea fleet Admiral Vladimir Komoedov.
Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main forces of the Russian Federation from Syria since 15 March
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the withdrawal of the main forces of the Russian Federation from Syria since 15 March.
On the same day the presidents of Russia and Syria Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad agreed to withdraw the main part of the aviation group of the Russian Federation, ATT.
“The solution, of course, is made by the President, as Supreme commander, I think, always in a timely manner, proceeding from the existing situation and based on the assessment of this situation,” – said Komoedov. “I think that the military always was politics, now it is the time when most of the work is performed and there is a tendency to blocking activity (terrorists), the extension of territory, not occupied by Isil (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state”) and created the conditions for a political settlement and negotiation process”, – he added.
From Russia with support
The results of the Russian military operation in Syria
Komoedov praised the actions of the Russian military, and not just at the operation of VC, but close to it “component of the Armed forces – sailors”. “This is quite a successful application of naval forces of the Caspian sea – the first time ever in such numbers, such a range and it is for combat purpose, – he reminded. Is the application from the Mediterranean, as (funds) defeat the underwater and surface ships.”
“This suggests that Russia words on the wind drops and, despite sanctions, its military-industrial potential was always strong – “limped” he “sneezed” or something. Russia is always able to defend itself”, – emphasized the head of the Duma Committee.
“A logical decision”
First Vice-speaker of the state Duma from the CPRF Ivan Melnikov considers logical decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin withdrawing Russian VC main forces from Syria since 15 March.
“This is a logical step. It makes no sense, and just expensive to keep troops in excessive quantities in the conditions of the armistice agreement and the beginning of a long negotiation process on the peaceful settlement”, – said the Miller, commenting on this decision.
“Of course, it would be better to kill terrorists. However, the zeal of Western leaders to the success of VC limited. Therefore act according to the situation,” he added.
“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).