Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya criticized a statement by U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter on the “zero” Russia’s contribution to fighting ISIS (a terrorist group banned in Russia). On Monday, January 9, writes “the parliamentary newspaper”.
“Hysteria at sunset — so you can characterize a statement by the head of the Pentagon. It means only one thing — a complete failure when the nerves passed and the only maneuver is to blame someone who is effective in the fight against terrorism — Russia”, — leads edition of the words of the Deputy.
According to the MP, the position of the Carter unprofessional and unpromising. In addition, she noted that the outgoing Obama administration failed to recognize that “Russia’s game in matters of diplomacy and security, in principle, not acceptable.” “Terrorism for us is neither your nor anyone else’s, and the total and implacable enemy and a threat,” said Spring.
On the eve of Carter in an interview with NBC expressed the view that the presence of Russia in Syria only strengthens the civil war, and Russia’s contribution to the US struggle with is “zero”.
On 29 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that an agreement was reached on a ceasefire in Syria and the government of the Republic and the armed opposition have agreed to sit down at the negotiating table.
The ceasefire in all the Syrian territory came into force on 30 December at 00:00. The guarantors of the truce made by Turkey and Russia.