In the Duma stated the need to expand the military operation of Russia in Syria: videoconferencing needs in the near future to take unilateral strikes on militants of Jabhat al-Nusra (terrorist group forbidden in Russia). This called the head of the Duma Committee on defense, former commander of the black sea fleet Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov.
According to Komoyedov, while Russia was waiting for US the answer about joint actions, Jabhat al-Nusra” were able to regroup forces. “During this period, “al-Nusra” has increased, regained strength and is mostly active… We need not just to start, and it’s time to end this” he said in an interview to”Interfax”.
According to the head of the Duma Committee on defense, if not start
active operations against Jabhat al-Nusra” in Syria “it is possible to miss
some of the positive that has been achieved”.
On Wednesday the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov said that the strikes on the militant group, it was decided to postpone for the disengagement of terrorists and groups of the Syrian opposition.
According to the representative of the defense Department, appeals from opposition groups came from various provinces of Syria, especially from Aleppo and Damascus.
Earlier, Russia offered the US from may 25 to begin joint attacks by Air and space forces of the Russian Federation and aircraft of the coalition led by the United States, units of Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups who did not support the cessation of hostilities. As noted, in case of refusal of the Russian Federation reserves the right from that day unilaterally to destroy the terrorists. The Pentagon said that Washington does not intend to coordinate their military action in Syria with Russia.