The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that the territory of Syria, controlled by the government, rose in two months to two and a half times. In addition, according to him, the appearance of zones of de-escalation in the Syrian territory allowed to release significant forces to combat terrorists.
The territory controlled by the Syrian government, has increased two and a half times over the past two months. About it in interview to TV channel «Russia-24» told the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu.
«Over the last two months the territory controlled by Damascus, has increased in 2,5 times», — transfers its words «Interfax».
The Minister recalled that, at the time of the appearance in Syria of Russian aircraft in the country was conducted in fact two wars against the terrorists and the government against the opposition. According to Shoigu, Russia urged the United States to separate the terrorists from the opposition. In the end, this division became the zone of de-escalation in Syria.
«Today, the appearance of zones of de-escalation is the separation. When we said here is a zone of de-escalation, there is moderate and not so moderate opposition, but the opposition. There are no bandits. But if there are bandits there, it is the opposition that is inside this zone of de-escalation, have to deal with them», — said the Minister.
According to him, around the perimeter of the three zones of de-escalation is the Russian military police. Soon she will be placed around fourth.
«This separation allowed us to highlight the very serious forces in order to really fight with terrorists. And here, of course, succeeded. Success is really serious,» — said Shoigu.