At the meeting with the defense Minister of Lebanon by Yacoub al-Sarraf, held in the framework of the forum "Army-2017", the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said about the actual end of the civil war in Syria. According to him, the introduction of zones of de-escalation and the separation of the moderate opposition is the steps to enable "in fact, to stop the" civil war in Syria and focus on fighting terrorism.
Moscow would like to see Western partners took this practice into service. "And we understand that moving from one country to another terrorists cannot continue indefinitely. I would like that understood this and our Western partners and in the end separated the moderate opposition from the terrorists and stop helping everyone" — quoted defense Minister RIA "Novosti".
We will remind, earlier the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria proposed to establish in areas of de-escalation of local reconciliation committees, which included representatives of the government and the opposition. An appeal to the Syrians turned on the television the Deputy group of the Russian armed forces in Syria, reconciliation, Lieutenant-General Sergei Kurylenko.
"We offer in these areas [in the areas of de-escalation] also create local reconciliation committees, which together with representatives of the settlements and the Syrian government will include a a credible and authoritative leaders of the opposition", — quotes, Kurylenko "Newspaper.ru".
In addition, on 21 August, the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy said that the province of Aleppo was completely cleared of militants "Islamic state" ("IG", banned in Russia). "Over the last month the troops of the CAA, with the support of the Russian space forces have made significant gains and inflicted a major defeat of a large group ISIS in Central Syria," — said the Armenian President.
According to him, currently the government forces with the participation of Russian aerospace forces are on the offensive on Deir-ez-Zor from three directions. For the destruction of the surrounded militants intensity of use of Russian aircraft increased to 60-70 sorties per day.
The defeat of ISIS in Deir-ez-Zor, according to the defense Ministry, will become a strategic defeat of the terrorist group in Syria.
The interlocutor "Federal news Agency", Director and coordinator of middle Eastern studies Institute for strategic studies and forecasts of PFUR Dmitry Egorenkov says that despite the virtual end of the civil war, there are a number of very difficult issues.
Will continue the process of political settlement within the framework of different platforms, Astana format, and the Syrians themselves will develop a vision of the future: Constitution, system of governance, the principles of the elections.
Will continue the fight against international terrorism, Egorenkov.
Separately, there is a factor of Kurdistan, the status of which is "not fully understood". "It is not clear, — noted the expert — as international mediators and parties to a settlement on Syria will be to incorporate Kurdistan into the peace process".
The expert noted the contribution of the Russian army in the liberation of Syria from terrorists. According to him, the recent tactical successes of the Syrian army would not have been possible without the active participation of videoconferencing and military advisers.
Optimistic statement by the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation commented the Director of the Center for the study of the Middle East and Central Asia retired Colonel semen Bagdasarov. He noted that Syria is "now fighting is going on" and suggested that readers make their own conclusions about, "continues there's still a civil war or not."
"First, he said "Moskovsky Komsomolets", in Syria now are fighting to defeat ISIS, that is an element of the civil war, as the "IG" are fighting not only mercenaries, but, unfortunately, the citizens of Syria. And the fighting is not yet over".
The second aspect concerns the so-called zones of de-escalation. These parts of the territory of Syria now do not obey the Central authorities. And so the question arises: how to adjust? "That is, lacking an important element of political settlement in the whole country," — said the Colonel.
The third point of objection from Bagdasarova: the situation in the North-East. In September there will be elections in municipal authorities cantons of the Federation of Northern Syria — forces of the party "Democratic Union" controlled by Washington. "They occasionally engage in clashes with those forces which are in those areas de-escalate in the North-West, — the expert reminded. In particular, Pro-Turkish and Kurdish groups. Here's what's happening now. This is a civil war or not? Let everyone own answer to this question."
However, we note ongoing in recent months, an active dialogue between official Damascus and the armed opposition, together with the agreements about areas of de-escalation clearly give the Syrians a chance to close the end of a bloody civil war. Hardly today it is necessary to speak about the termination of the war, but one cannot deny the successful actions as VC of the Russian Federation and the Syrian army as well as diplomatic achievements of the Center for reconciliation of the warring parties, responsible for the truce.
And no wonder in his speech at the Congress of diplomats in Damascus, broadcast on Syrian TV, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a policy statement. In his words, "a project of the West" against his country have failed.
"We have paid in this war a great price, but in exchange for the failure of the project of the West in Syria and in the world" — quoted Bashar al-Assad , RIA "Novosti".
He explained that "project" meant. The plan was to control Syria in the coming to power of "Muslim Brothers" (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).
About the end of the civil war, the head of state said. According to him, "the battle continues".
The President thanked Russia, Iran and Hezbollah for their support in the fight. "Russia has not stopped supporting the Syrian army with supplies of all necessary for the fulfillment of the mission to combat terrorism, and later directed the VCS to participate directly in the struggle and gave their lives in the land of Syria," — said about the participation of Russian forces of the Syrian President.
Recall that the war in Syria are from 2011. According to the United Nations, the country has lost over the years more than 220 thousand people. All these years in Washington attempted to "escape" Assad. The attitude to his person was negative as the Obama administration and the administration of the trump. Not changed it today.
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