U.S. authorities have no information about the intentions of Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic, but watching it with apprehension, recognized the commander of the United armed forces of NATO in the European Union American General Philip Breedlove.
He talked to the media in Istanbul on the first day of the weekend following the meeting of chiefs of staff of member countries of the Commonwealth, the Department of defense has distributed the fragments of his speech on Sunday.
"We heard about everything from humanitarian missions to military operations, for this reason, we have to see what happens in the end," said Breedlove. He expressed the "greatest concern on the issue, as It may become a support for the regime (of Syrian President Bashar) Assad" in " his horrible actions against its own people ".
American General also touched upon the topic of Ukraine, once again accusing the Russian Federation " in the occupation of the Crimea, the use of force and occupation of the territory of Donbass ". However, as He said, " the intersection of these internationally recognized borders - not that the crossing of the borders of NATO." Breedlove drew attention to the unity of the Commonwealth and its determination to protect its own security.
first it was announced that 2 aircraft the Ministry of defence of Russia has delivered to Syria 80 tons of humanitarian aid for civilians. Russia's request for overflight of planes with humanitarian aid for Syria in the airspace of Bulgaria and Greece caused the counter USA.
Bulgaria's foreign Ministry officially said about the ban on migration in the period from 1 to 24 September in the airspace of the country of Russian aircraft with humanitarian aid for Syria. This Decision in Sofia substantiated concerns about the content of the goods transported. The same position was taken by the government of Ukraine. There were also messages about the fact that North America is trying to prevent the overflight of Russia to Syria through Turkey and Iraq. The decision of Bulgaria in the Russian capital called hostile step.
on Thursday authorized the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova stressed that the Russian Federation has provided military assistance to Syria to fight crime. She stated that in the Syrian Arab Republic are Russian military Experts that help the Syrians to develop military equipment of the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia noted that the Russian Federation has long provided Syria with weapons and military equipment in Accordance with existing contracts and international law.