Russia will demand the UN cease operations of Turkey in the Syrian ‘ Afrīn
MOSCOW, January 20 — RIA Novosti. Russia will provide Syria, which Turkey launched a military operation, diplomatic assistance will support the UN demand that Turkey stop her, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
The Turkish General staff on Saturday announced the start of “operation Olive branch” against the forces of the Syrian Kurds in the Afrin. The operation began at 17.00 GMT.
“At the United Nations, not only Syria will require termination of the operation. Russia will support these requirements and will provide Syria with diplomatic assistance,” — said Klintsevich.
According to him, the Turkish operation in ‘ afrīn violates the sovereignty of Syria.