Russian Defense Chief Says Pentagon Chief is Confused
10 de enero de 2017, 11:14Moscow, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter confused Russia with United States when talking about the result of fighting terror in Syria, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, stated today.
'Yesterday I listened to the statements of one of my colleagues from the distant (outside post-Soviet space) who gave a zero rating to Russia's contribution to the fight against terrorism in Syria and in the region,' stated the army general.
'I would completely agree with this assessment if my colleague had not, firstly, confused the country and, secondly, if he had been more precise in his assessments,' noted Shoigu, referring to Carter's declaration on US broadcaster, NBC.
'We have complied with the commission of our commander-in-chief in Syria in 2016,' declared the Russian minister in reference to the liberation of the strategic city of Aleppo.
He added that this was achieved despite difficulties and the fact that the US not only did nothing, but in fact negatively affected the fight against the terrorists.
'We never saw Western alliance support and this demanded greater effort by us (...): a strong concentration in Syria of out air force and of the aircraft carrier, as well as of the use of military police,' he said, denying that the United States, who sees itself as alone in the fight against terrorism, has a correct view of the facts.
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