Russia announced the termination of its combat aircraft in Syria.
1, Russia may stop using airstrikes in Syria in the framework of the signed Memorandum about zones of de-escalation in Syria, said the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy.
“From 00:00 hours may 1 discontinued the use of aircraft of Russia’s air strikes in areas corresponding to areas of de-escalation, defined by the Memorandum”, – he said. According to Rudskoy, “the command of the Russian forces in Syria carried out a complex of actions which has led to the creation of favourable conditions for the signing of the Memorandum,” TASS reports.
Rudskoy noted that Russia will continue the operation to destroy the terrorists in the district of Kabun who shelled the Russian Embassy in Damascus. “In this area (where the declared de-escalation of conflict) is not included district Kabun, which is completely controlled by militants “dzhebhat an-Nusra” and where are constant attacks on Damascus, including the Russian Embassy. The operation to destroy terrorists in this area will continue,” he said. Rudskoy has informed that the area of Kabun located in the third area of de-escalation – Eastern ghouta, but not included in it, due to the presence of militants “Dzhebhat an-Nusra”.
Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation signed on Thursday in Astana, the head of the Russian delegation, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey on the Middle East and Africa Sedat Onal, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Affairs, the Arab-African countries Hossein Ansari Jaberi.
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