Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that Russia will not dismiss planson fighting the terrorism in Syria despite the US position towards Moscow’s actions over the crisis. Peskov emphasized that Moscow will continue to support the Syrian military in its counter-terrorism efforts.
“The US refusal to continue dialogue with Russia on Syrian affairs in terms of supporting a ceasefire regime, of course, makes the situation there more complicated. This refusal, unfortunately, confirms that it is de facto impossible to separate terrorists from the so called moderate opposition… Though, it does not mean that the Russian side intends to drop its plans regarding the fight against terrorism and support of the Syrian armed forces in their anti-terrorist efforts,” Peskov said, answering the question, whether the American decision would increase the possibility of incidents between the Russian military and the US-led coalition in the country.
We recall Washington announced on Monday that the US was suspending bilateral contacts with Russia over the ceasefire deal in Syria. The decision came amid the growing diplomatic standoff between the two powers over the Syrian government forces’ military operations in Aleppo city.