Russia put the U.S. on notice that attempts to hinder the fight against militants in Syria will not remain without reaction. It is reported by RIA “Novosti”.
“We have made clear that if those territories that are close to the American “friends”, or how they can even call it that, attempts will be made to complicate the completion of the counterterrorist operation, it will not remain without response”, – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
Muallem, in turn, noted that the US is trying to prevent the advance of the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor. According to him, Syria’s cooperation with Russia is beginning to bear fruit, and the Syrian people “has increasingly become aware that they are writing the latest Chapter of the crisis.”
On the eve of September 21, Russia on the special channel communications gave US the message, which spoke of harsh suppression of attempts of the Syrian opposition fighters to bombard the Russian soldiers and Syrian government troops under the Deir ez-Zor.
Then on September 21 it became known that the representatives of the Russian and American commanders held a meeting this month, to avoid accidental incidents during fighting with militants of the “Islamic state”*. The parties have introduced maps and graphics with the disposition of the troops.
On 20 September the General staff of the Russian Federation stated that the Russian platoon of military police consisting of 29 people was blocked by the group “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”, banned in Russia, in Idlib area de-escalate the conflict.
A detachment of police was released with the help of su-25 the Russian space forces. The defense Ministry stressed that the attack was initiated by the US intelligence to stop “successfully developing the offensive of the government troops to the East of Deir ez-Zor”. The Pentagon rejected allegations of staff, and called the statement “unfounded”.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.