Russia will never join the international coalition against terrorism in Syria under the auspices of the United States, according to sources in the Russian diplomatic circles. This is primarily due to the fact that the Association acts in Syria are illegitimate and, besides terrorism, is intended to change power in the country.
Russia will not join the international coalition against terrorism in Syria under the auspices of the United States. Sources in the Russian diplomatic circles commented on proposals from the Western politicians, the newspaper «Izvestia».
The interlocutor of the edition notes that the Syrian authorities did not give the international coalition permission to conduct operations on its territory, and therefore its actions are illegitimate. The Russian side is ready to consider this issue only if the coalition get a UN security Council resolution on the activities in Syria. At the same time, the source stressed that it «will have absolutely different education»
According to the Chairman of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, the scenario of a coalition between the West and Russia to combat terrorism with «highly desirable». In this case, the joint efforts will help to solve the tasks of anti-terrorist forces. However, the coalition needs to be a clear goal – the suppression of terrorism in Syria. So far, the Western coalition is pursuing in the Arab Republic yet one goal – the change of power in the country. «In such a coalition of Russia to participate cannot and will not» — said the Senator.
According to the politician, the goal is to remove President Bashar al-Assad was hailed by the West before the country was partially occupied by the terrorists. This provoked the Syrian conflict, and extremist groups took advantage of that. So, according to Kosachev, the responsibility lies first and foremost with the West.
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