Russian General first addressed the people of Syria state television

Sergei Kurylenko

The representative of the Russian centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Lieutenant-General Sergey, Kurylenko first time in the organization’s work appealed on television to the people of the country. On Thursday, August 17, RIA Novosti reported. The performance took place in Latakia on the basis of the main state channel.

“I appeal to all Syrians who want to liberate their country from terrorists, restore peace and harmony in the country. Only your joint efforts will help to stop the fratricidal war and to return to the long-suffering Syria, the long-awaited peace,” the General said.

, Kurylenko said that because of the actions of the militants of industrial and social infrastructure destroyed, the monuments of world cultural heritage irreparably damaged, and millions of citizens were forced to leave their homes. He recalled that Russia has always supported Syria, and therefore responded to the request to assist in the fight against terrorists.

The opposition of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking his overthrow, has been running since 2011. The conflict escalated into full-scale civil war, which strengthened the terrorist organization, including the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). The international coalition led by the United States in 2014 is conducting in Syria operation against ISIS. Of Russian air force strikes at militants in this country in the autumn of 2015.