Sands: the details and timing of the withdrawal of the armed forces of Syria will be worked out by the defense Ministry said

Sands: the details and timing of the withdrawal of the armed forces of Syria will be worked out by the defense Ministry said


MOSCOW, March 14. The details and timing of the withdrawal of the armed forces of Syria will be worked out by the Ministry of defence, based on the requirement to ensure the safety of the remaining population. This was reported by President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the decision of the President of the Russian Federation about completion of the operation of the Russian space forces in Syria.

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“This is a framework decision of the President, the details will be stipulated by the Ministry of defence”, – he said.

Peskov recalled that Syria will continue to operate two Russian bases – Hamim and Tartus.

Answering clarifying question about whether in Syria, the Russian units of s-400, he said, “don’t know”. “We believe that the President said security Mamima and Tartous should be provided with air, land and sea”, – said Peskov.

Sands proposed to apply to the Ministry of defense for the answer to the question of what the Russian military contingent will remain in Syria to support the activities Mamima and Tartus.

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Answering clarifying question about whether there will be any Russian military on these objects, he confirmed: “They are not going to run.”

Peskov stressed that including by means of these bases will be coordinated with foreign partners. “The Americans are coordinated in terms of monitoring the ceasefire, and Hamim and Tartus will continue to perform these functions, including from the point of view of further coordination.

Press Secretary of the President did not talk about the terms of withdrawal of Russian troops. “A timetable for withdrawal is a diocese of the Ministry of defence,” said he.

About Bashar Assad

Peskov also said that the fate of Bashar al-Assad was not discussed during a telephone conversation with Putin.

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“It wasn’t a subject of conversation,” said the spokesman.

Responding to a question that asked whether Assad to withdraw VKS RF, Peskov said that “this is the decision of the President of the Russian Federation on the basis of an assessment of the results of the operation of the Russian space forces”. “Basic, but not all of the results of operations set forth in the report of the Minister of defence Sergei Shoigu,” – said Peskov.

“In Syria through the implementation of the operation of the RF ATT is convenient prerequisites and conditions for inter-Syrian political solution to the conflict and the legitimate leadership of Syria will continue combating terrorism in the country,” said a spokesman. He also added that these conditions will contribute to the effectiveness of the Geneva talks on the Syrian settlement.

Answering a question whether Putin other telephone conversations with foreign leaders, in addition to Assad, Peskov said that such contacts are planned. “We will inform you”, he said. According to him, in addition to Assad’s decision to withdraw Putin with no one discussed. “One way or another the contacts with Western colleagues,” he added.

The search for the perpetrators of the terrorist attack on Sinai

Putin instructed to search and destroy the culprits in the undermining of the aircraft over the Sinai is valid, it is not limited in time.

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About it told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the question about the likelihood of linking this theme with the decision on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria.

“The President then instructed (after the terrorist attack on the Sinai), and this assignment is indefinite, and where the terrorists were – search and destroy,” – said Peskov. “This Commission is not limited in geography and time, is valid orders,” said the spokesman.