MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. Statements by the President of the United States Donald trump about the US victory over the terrorists in Syria are unfounded and illogical. This was stated on Wednesday by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“These statements are endless in their illogical, unfounded and variability, she said. – Statements of official representatives of government agencies of the USA are changing endlessly until the opposite.”
“Only one question is stated for some of his political activity, to attract voters, or that the official position of the United States?” – she added.
The US President Donald trump has repeatedly talked about the success of the coalition in Syria. On 12 December during a speech at the White house before signing the bill on the financing and activities of the Ministry of defence of the country in the 2018 financial year, he again attributed the U.S. contribution to the fight against “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia), saying that “we [the US] won the victory in Syria and Iraq.”
11 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing the military at Syrian airbase Hamim, ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. However, he said that on a regular basis in this country will operate two of the basing of armed forces in Tartus and Mamimi.
Russian troops are in Syria from September 2015. According to the defense Ministry, during participation of the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation in operations in territory of this country is made 6956 sorties and more than 7 thousand vertolyotov. Destroyed more than 32 thousand militants, 394 tanks and more than 12 thousand units of weapons and equipment.