Russia to Continue Strikes on Terrorists in Syria Regardless of Ceasefire…Warns of World War if Challenged
Russia will continue delivering strikes on terrorists in Syria, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will continue its fight against terrorism in Syria even if an agreement on a ceasefire is reached, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.
“Strikes against facilities from terrorist groups will continue in any case even if a ceasefire is reached in Syria,” Gatilov said in an interview with Germay’s Spiegel.
Syria will fall as a state if President Bashar Assad were to resign today, the diplomat said.
“If he were to go now, Syria would completely collapse as a state. It seems even the Americans see it this way today.”
Bashar Assad could have impeded the escalation in the country had he conducted democratic reforms on time, he said.
“The [Syrian] government made many mistakes after which outside forces became involved. Bashar Assad could have impeded the escalation had he held democratic reforms in time,” Gatilov told Spiegel.
He added that terrorist groups took advantage of the
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