The defense Ministry responded to the charges of misappropriation of victory over ISIS in Syria
The Ministry of defense of Russia commented on the words of the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, who accused Moscow of unfounded attribution of victory over the terrorists of the banned organization “Islamic state” in Syria.
The defense Ministry called this statement strange because the defeat of ISIS in Syria — it is a merit of the Syrian leadership and government troops. “With the support of the Russian space forces, the Syrian army liberated from the terrorists of ISIS hundreds of settlements”, — is spoken in the comment of the Ministry of defense.
According to the Russian military, the international coalition led by the US all this time “was focused on opposition to Syrian government forces until direct bombing.”
“If there is any positive role of the international coalition to defeat ISIS in Syria, it is only in the fact that it did not manage to destroy the carpet bombing raqqa, like other Syrian cities,” — said the defense Ministry.
On Saturday, the defense Ministry of Russia accused the American aircraft that it prevents strikes on militant positions, dangerously approaching Russian aircraft. The Pentagon denied the accusations.