Foreign Ministry reacted to the impact of the US coalition for Pro-government forces in Syria

Gennady Gatilov

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has declared the inadmissibility of the impact of the US-led coalition Pro-government forces in Syria. On Friday, may 19, said Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, reports “Interfax”.

According to him, such actions are a violation of state sovereignty and are unable to contribute to political settlement of the situation in the country.

“Such actions perpetrated against the Syrian armed forces, it is not an operation against ISIL or “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”, it is well understood that the struggle against terrorism is not terminated, operations against terrorist groups will continue, but what was done yesterday, this is completely different: it was an operation against the Armed forces of Syria,” he said.

According to the monitoring centre, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, cited by Al-Jazeera, as a result of strike killed eight soldiers accompanying the convoy. It is known that they were not of Syrian origin. At the same time the correspondent of the TV channel told about the six dead and two wounded.

The terrorist group “Islamic state” (ISIS, DAASH) and “Jabhat EN-Nusra” is prohibited in Russia.

May 18, the fighters of the coalition led by the United States, fired on a convoy of Pro-government forces, consisting of 27 units. One of the commanders of the opposition forces confirmed that they have requested air support from coalition forces took the movement of Syrian Pro-government troops for the attempted attack on their location.