MOSCOW (AA): Russia considers a military offensive in the Syrian province of Idlib “unnecessary” because of possible civilian casualties, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
However, Russian air forces will continue to provide support to the Syrian army as part of its fight against terror, Putin said, speaking at a news conference following the Belt and Road forum in Beijing, China.
“In principle, I do not rule this [offensive] out, but today together with our Syrian friends, we believe that this is inappropriate, given this humanitarian component,” he said.
Putin also commented on the establishment of the Syrian constitutional committee.
He said Russia and …read more
Source: The Frontier Post