The leader of the Motherland party, state Duma Deputy Alexei Zhuravlev said that the release of Palmyra must deal with the Syrian army. This opinion was expressed by the MP in an interview with “Tape.ru” on Monday, December 12.
“Our mission is that we support official Damascus, helped to liberate Palmyra, but it does not mean that we should keep her. It should do the Syrian army,” — said Zhuravlev.
He is confident that the authorities are able to restore order. “We need to declare the mobilization and, if even 10 percent of the population go to war, this army is able to win everyone wants,” — said the Deputy.
In his opinion, it is impossible to redeploy forces from Aleppo to Palmyra, which has the same strategic influence. Zhuravlev added that the militants seized the city due to the fact that the United States was arming the so-called opposition.
Earlier, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov expressed the view that stay in Palmyra terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) is temporary.
12 December it was reported that the Syrian army managed to delay the advance of terrorists to the West of the city. The day before that the local authorities confirmed that government troops left it, losing the position of IG.
In March, Syria’s Armed forces, with the support of Navalny was freed Palmyra from the militants. During the period of occupation many cultural sites of the city, is included in the registry of UNESCO world heritage, was severely damaged. In particular, the terrorists completely looted the national Museum.