“The United States refused to sign with Russia the agreement on coordination ground operations in Syria

In Moscow, explain it by Washington’s unwillingness to disclose the location of its parts

HOMS, Seretta: AP/TASS

– Russia has proposed to sign an agreement on coordination of actions in Syria is not only in heaven but also on earth, but the American side did not accept the proposal, said Friday the newspaper “Izvestia”, citing a senior source in the Russian diplomatic circles.

“This plan essentially duplicate already existing agreement on prevention of incidents in the air, but the US refused. Anyway, coordination between us, but she is no document,” – said one of interlocutors of the edition.

According to him, possible reason of such behavior of Washington is that if there is an agreement to the Americans at the request of the Russian side would have to reveal the arrangement of its parts in a particular area of Syria, but apparently they want to avoid.

As reported, on 20 September the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy said that the attack of the terrorist group “Jabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and had joined the militants in an attempt to surround the Russian unit of the military police in Syria in the area of de-escalation of Idlib, according to reports, was initiated by U.S. intelligence agencies.

September 21, Colonel American army Ryan Dillon stated that representatives of the US-led coalition and the Russian military held a meeting to discuss the avoidance of incidents in Syria. “Meeting face-to-face between the Russian officers and representatives of the coalition. It was close,” said Dillon during the video briefing from Baghdad. Dillon also noted that “there may be further meetings in the same region.”

Meanwhile 22 September, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the coordination of Russia and the United States necessary to effectively complete the destruction of the terrorists in Syria, but U.S. military engagement with Russia is prohibited. “The us military coordination is prohibited by the law on budget appropriations of Congress for the Pentagon directly; the prohibition to coordinate with Russia,” Lavrov said at a press conference following the UN General Assembly.

On 24 September, the Russian defense Ministry released photos of American military equipment captured from the air North of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, where rebel forces. According to the defense Ministry, the footage can be seen SUVs Hummer, three us armored vehicle type Cougar, vans, pickup trucks with machine guns.

September 25, the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the clarification or rebuttal on this issue from representatives of the U.S.-supported insurgents “Free of democratic forces” (SDS) or the armed forces of the United States is still followed. He also denied Western media reports that Russian aircraft had allegedly struck the SDS militants who are fighting the terrorists of ISIS (banned in Russia) near the gas fields in Deir-ez-Zor.

For his part, Colonel, United States army R. Dillon said that the U.S.-led coalition conducting consultations with the Russian military after the representatives of the SDS of alleged Russian shelling of their positions. “The coalition is holding consultations on the prevention of conflict situations with the Russian side. We pass (RF – if) to ensure further compliance with the agreed measures for the prevention of conflicts,” he wrote on Twitter.

26 Sep I. Konashenkov said that the impact of missile carriers Tu-95MS and dealt in the area of Deir-ez-Zor, did not threaten American forces and SDS. He stressed that the available images show that clashes between US special forces and terrorists do not go, and again noted the lack of reasoned explanation in this regard.

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