Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Director Oliver stone said that the need to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria and rebuked partners that they did not provide humanitarian aid to Aleppo. On Friday, June 16, according to RIA Novosti, which was acquainted with the book-the transcript of the film, released in the USA.
“Just look — there was so much talk about the need to provide immediate humanitarian aid to Aleppo”, — noted Putin. However, after the liberation of the city and to ensure there is security of the Western partners have not begun to provide assistance, said the Russian President.
The observation of the stone that “some people say that the solution to the Syrian problem — the division into four or five parts”, Putin answered that it is necessary to preserve the territorial integrity of the Republic.
“What happens if we divide Syria? Whether it will lead to constant confrontation between the divided parts?” — asked Putin.
In his view, the statement that Russia will sooner or later come into conflict with the Sunni world, are a provocation.
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“Many in the Arab world and in Turkey, you know, what are our intentions. There are those who disagree. But our position is clear. Our goal is to support the legitimate government and to prevent the disintegration of the Syrian state, otherwise this area will become another Libya, or worse. Or another Somalia,” — said Putin.
He added that in Syria there is another goal — to fight terrorism.
Upon formal request by Damascus Russia in Syria began an operation to destroy the militants in September 2015. The attack on the terrorists-controlled areas of Aleppo began in mid-November 2016. Currently the city is controlled by forces loyal to Damascus.