“Dropped the mask”: how Russia responded to the airstrike in Syria

“Dropped the mask”: how Russia responded to the airstrike in Syria


Dmitry Peskov, press Secretary of the President of Russia

President Putin believes the us strikes against Syria aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law and under false pretenses. The Syrian army has chemical weapons stockpiles. The fact of the destruction of all stockpiles of chemical weapons from the Syrian armed forces were otfiksirovat and confirmed by a specialized unit of the United Nations. At the same time, according to Putin, the complete disregard for the facts of use of chemical weapons by terrorists only exacerbates the situation significantly.

This move by Washington to cause considerable damage to Russian-American relations, which is in poor condition. And most importantly, according to Putin, this step brings us closer to the ultimate goal in the fight against international terrorism, but on the contrary creates a serious obstacle to the creation of the international coalition to counter it and effectively combating this global evil, which incidentally is the President of the United States Donald trump proclaimed as one of the main objectives during his campaign” (“Interfax”).

Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the state Duma

We must proceed from the fact that these air strikes inflicted on a sovereign member state of the UN, and it is an act of aggression by the United States, and of aggression on a completely trumped-up pretexts. All I remember is the same kind of pretext were used in order to expand military action in Iraq. No country, people in poverty, the shells bursting there today, chemical weapons the result is not found; said that was a mistake. It was worth the hundreds of thousands of lives. The same thing could happen in Syria. Therefore, we must do everything to prevent such a scenario” (“Interfax”).

Leonid Slutsky, the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs

It is possible that the whole situation with the chemical attack in Idlib was a provocation to disavow the rhetoric of trump and return to the United States on antioxidase vector of US policy in Syria. Still anticipating a rocket attack on base in the province of Holmes in Syria, Secretary Rex Tillerson said bluntly that the United States intends to create a coalition to overthrow Assad.

The wide coalition against terrorism in Syria, thanks to the actions of the US and its allies, and not created. And Russia alone to fight the forces of international terrorism, while the United States once again engaged in big politics in favor of their interests and attacking the government troops in Syria.” (“RIA Novosti”).

Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Duma Committee on defense

Such warnings should be done at least per day, that should argumentiruyte. Neither one nor the other was not done (“Interfax”).

Konstantin Kosachev, head of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council

By a strange coincidence, the sharp tightening of U.S. relations to the Assad occurred after only a few days after its easing. One gets the impression that this thesis is not agreed, neither the Pentagon nor U.S. intelligence agencies, and trump immediately pinned to another wall “irrefutable evidence (Facebook).

Frants Klintsevich, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security

Need a ready to other sudden movements of the trump in Syria. Any surprise from a political point of view and military. Giving the order to launch a missile attack on Syrian airbase, trump shown, who are fighting against the US in Syria. That is, the mask dropped. I am sure that the terrorists are rubbing their hands (TASS).

Vladimir dzhabarov, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs

Striking at the basis of the Syrian air force, tramp, in fact, supported the fighters as this base was attacked by terrorists (Twitter).

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