BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that reports of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ramping up for an offensive in Idlib with the support of Russian troops is an “unscrupulous representation of facts.” He made the statement during a plenary meeting alongside top German and Russian officials in Berlin on Friday.

“What is being passed for an offensive by the Syrian Arab Army with the support of Russian troops is an unscrupulous representation of the facts,” Lavrov said.

According to the Russian foreign minister, the Syrian and Russian troops “only react to the forays coming from the Idlib area.”

He went on to say that “the fact that they are just people who have settled in Idlib, like in a fortress, and want a truce – it’s not true. From there they actively carry out military operations, using the support they somehow receive from abroad.”

During his visit to Berlin, Lavrov is expected to meet with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.

Russia’s top diplomat will also take part in the closing ceremony of the Russo-German cross-cultural year.

 

Source: Ruptly

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Nur Muhd

support from illegal occupiers – especially staged chemical use – zio lapdogs worldwide are watching a hollywood scripted box office due in perm h**l

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Ah, Hamas-supporting Erdogollum is zio? So must be his brother who also supports Hamas : Khamenei…

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Who does Lavrov think he’s kidding? I have a lot of respect for Lavrov but this lessens that respect. The build-up of forces for a major offensive in the area has been reported for a month now.

The sad truth is, Russia just blinked. They have allowed the US and its allies to stop them from supporting this much touted and long awaited offensive.

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Willing Conscience

Lavrov doesn’t want to admit that Erdogan’s getting what he wants, but it’s not what Assad wants. Don’t be surprised if the SAA make a few bold advances against HTS [not Erdogan’s FSA], without waiting for Russian air support and approval.

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The SAA do nothing without explicit Russian approval. Be assured of that.

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It’s obvious.

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Chris,
They are just considering the middle-term Yankee elections…This is the point. You shouldn’t expect any attack until Nov 18, the date of elections for Yankee Congress….In the meantime we will see hit und run ops, special ops, and aerial selective bombings….

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Syrian Christian,
Thanks for bringing that up. However, there’s nothing like a war to get the country to rally around the president. Maybe that’s why Russia took a step back. The positive side is – Russia is now concentrating on ISIS in eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor, which should have been done a long time ago.

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why was i not able to post comments for several days on AMN?

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There’s malware on this site, I was constantly being redirected to another site every time I opened the main page, it seems to have stopped now but I’m still wary of using this site, which is a pity since it’s one of my favorites.

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Willing Conscience

Bad Putin shows his ugly face once again, I was beginning to think he’d finished Kowtowing to the US but obviously he hasn’t. Now we have to wait to see what other surprises are in store for poor old Assad, I’m sure there’s still a few more to come. A Russian approved US enforced no fly zone in the north and east of Syria will probably be the next announcement.
Two steps forward and one step back is all we get with Putin.

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Daeshbags-Sux

It stills one step forward at each time. If US put up a NFZ in northern Syria (and preferably northern Iraq too), it will protect the Kurds from Turkish+Iranian attacks. Kurds are not at odds with SAA, even if there are sometimes small clashes between SAA and Asayish in Qamishli/Hasakah, but it’s not a major issue. The fact is that SDF proposed to help SAA in retaking Idlib/Afrin/al-Bab with Trump green-light. What we do have here is using Rojava+al-Tanf as a bargain ship to send Iranians+proxies packing, which needs Assad to decide for it… And it’s as much US as… Read more »

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Al-Ghuta and Daraa offensives took a long time to build up, too. But this time it seems as though there’s really something wrong. And I don’t get it. Turkey is weaker and more dependent on Russia than ever. Should be a piece of cake to find a solution with Erdogan right now.

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Erdogan is a bit thickheaded and has neo-Ottoman imperialist wet dreams. Confiscating Syrian+Iraqi Kurdistan is on the table from the start since it’d make Turkey a serious OPEC country. In fact, Erdogan has copied on Hitler, taking gigantic loans with serious interest rates to fund his megalomaniac projects. In fact, Hitler only had 7% interest rates and found himself economically back to the wall when he invaded Poland then Russia, the target being Caucasus’ oil. He did terrible mistakes not asserting that he’d end with serious countering of his project. It took near 80 years for Germany to repay the… Read more »