U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry stated that the Syrian regime of violating the agreements of the ceasefire fraught with input on Syrian territory “more ground troops”. He called Russia and Iran responsible for the actions of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, who yesterday announced plans to regain control of the entire country.
In an interview with the Dubai-based Orient TV channel Kerry said: “If (Syrian President Bashar) Assad will not perform
its obligations, and the Iranians and the Russians will not force him to do what
they promised the world community certainly will not
just sit like fools and watch this… There is a possibility that there
there will be additional ground troops”. (Quoted by “Interfax”.)
Russia has announced that the ceasefire would not affect the bombing in support of the offensive of the government army, and the document does not concern the fighters of recognized terrorist groups – the “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both banned in Russia). The agreement was signed amid large-scale offensive in the Northern city of Aleppo, where sharply increased the flow of refugees toward Turkey. Readiness for commissioning in Syria ground forces was declared by Saudi Arabia and some of its middle Eastern allies. The defense Ministry accused Turkey of preparing a ground operation and the creation of a center for coordination with the Saudis.
Russia is strongly opposed ground operation. In particular, Prime Minister Medvedev on the eve of the meeting of diplomats in Munich, warned that it is fraught with long-term “global war”.
The U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter has previously expressed the hope that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will send to Syria the forces to repel the “Islamic state” Eastern Syrian city of raqqa that the terrorists had declared as its capital. On plans for the invasion of Saudi Arabia and Turkey to Syria and warned on the eve of Bashar Assad.