Russia and the U.S. to coordinate actions for the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS


The military agencies of Russia and the United States discuss the coordination of actions for the liberation of the Syrian city of raqqa fighters from the Islamic state (ISIS, prohibited in Russia, a terrorist organization). About this “Interfax” said Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Oleg Syromolotov.

“Specific aspects of such cooperation, including taking into account the withdrawal of our contingent, are discussed between our military and the Pentagon”, — he said.

Syromolot also referred to the words of foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. “As for the liberation of Raqqa, we can only repeat the words of Sergey Lavrov on this occasion — we were ready to coordinate our actions in Syria with the Americans,” the diplomat added.

March 13, Lavrov said that Russia is ready to coordinate with the United States. “We are ready to coordinate our actions with the Americans, because raqqa is the Eastern part of Syria, and there is active mainly American coalition”, — the Minister said in an interview with REN TV.

“Probably not Trou a secret if I say that at some stage the Americans had proposed a “division of labor”: the Russian Air and space forces should be concentrating on the release of Palmyra, and the American coalition with Russian support will focus on the liberation of Raqqa,” said Lavrov. “This proves that they have some kind of Epiphany comes. The United States understands that it is necessary not just to share information”, — stressed the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, Recalling that raqqa is considered to be “the main city of the Caliphate” declared by ISIS.

Later, on 28 March, the Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov said that Moscow allow the coordination of the US and the Syrian army for the liberation of the Syrian Deir-ez-Zor and Raqqa from is militants. “There is no direct interaction, but through us, to some extent, of course, possible,” he said.