To Russian unprincipled to power in Syria remained current President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Russian TV. Solve this should be the Syrian people, and for the Russian Federation it is important that they were not terrorists “Islamic state” and “civilized government.” The Head of Government said in an interview with the program “Vesti on Saturday” channel “Russia 1″ .
Medvedev negative answer to the question of whether the principle for Russia to power in Syria, Bashar al-Assad was: “No, absolutely not … Who is the leader of Syria, the Syrian people should determine .. . We do not want at the head of the Syrian Republic became LIH? Right? But it should be civilized, legitimate government. ” (Quoted by Tass.)
The head of government stressed: “At the moment, we believe that the legitimate president Assad is.”
Earlier in the US declined to discuss the crisis in Syria with the delegation, to be headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Support for Assad Russian authorities there repeatedly called unacceptable, and the military operation – a big mistake. President Putin said earlier that the support of the legitimate authorities – the main goal of the Russian aviation group, which on September 30 causing dozens of daily attacks on positions and objects of various extremist groups. On Saturday morning, the Ministry of Defense reported that colleagues from the United States in general avoid the word “cooperation” and are ready to discuss with Russia the only questions of safety.
Medvedev said: “Of course, we are not fighting for specific leaders, we defend our national interests, on the one hand … Well, and the second – has a circulation of legal authorities; that’s out of this we believe.”
The US-led coalition in Syria has not achieved anything during its operation. Change the situation in terms of fighting against terrorists there was only the start of operation of the Russian Armed Forces, the prime minister said.
Medvedev also said that Moscow is taking the first step towards Washington and is open to dialogue on the fight against terrorism in Syria. “Wait and – see” – said the head of government, responding to the question, waiting to see whether in Moscow that Washington will change its skepticism on contacts with Russia on this issue.
Since September 30, Russia launched a military operation in Syria at the request of President Bashar al-Assad. The aviation group includes more than 50 airplanes and helicopters, including the Su-24M, Su-25 and the latest multi-functional Su-34. Every day Russian planes make 25-50 missions. An international coalition led by the United States for 420 days of its air operations against the IG caused, according to estimates of independent civil project Airwars, more than seven thousand punches in Iraq and Syria.
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