Phrase press Secretary of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow William Stevens about Russia's role in the Syrian conflict has caused a critical reaction from the head of the Federation Council on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
The subject of the opponents was the blog post of the American policy. It said that " Russia is supporting the regime, whose ongoing atrocities against its people contribute to the growth of extremism ", instead of " to help the Syrian people to unite against extremism and ISIL ".
in addition, William Stevens in fact subjected to charges of the Russian Federation that his patronage she saves the President of the Syrian Republic Assad from the need " to seek a constructive resolution of the conflict through negotiations." Kosachev in their own explanations to this blog, made on his personal Facebook page, started with the fact that Stevens has gone beyond the powers of official duties: "a press-the Embassy Secretary is authorized to explain the actions of their country, and not to teach another, especially from the standpoint of mentoring "." I'd like to emphasis, - said the Senator.- It is clear that He was not his personal point of view, and the position of the state Department ". Kosachev said that Stevens describes the role of Russia in the Syrian conflict as " destructive ", while the US, according to his vision, generally do not have the right to regard the support of Bashar al-Assad as " absolutely unacceptable to either party "." How can you be certain that "rake" remained in Iraqi and Libyan past and you will not run into again?" - perplexed Senator. He believes, because It just USA cause trouble for irresponsible actions in the Arab world to its allies in the so-called coalition, "which has directed hundreds of thousands of "happy" people, which is also pronounced the same press secretaries: "it's important to remove the dictator, and then – newcomers "." in Syria there is a chance that the middle East region, It exists and suffering currently from American mistakes of Europe, panting from the stream of immigrants. But the world should give this opportunity, freeing him from the new American mistakes ", - said Kosachev. Recall, on Thursday it was announced that Ukraine has decided to close its airspace to Russian aircraft delivering humanitarian assistance in Syria. Before that, the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said that the planes that Russia is sending to Syria, is the military products, the shipments of which were first contracted, as well as humanitarian assistance. Yesterday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov said that the Bulgarian government is ready to provide an air passage to the planes of Russia in Syria after inspection of the goods. On 8 September, the Kremlin asked in a persistent form from Bulgaria explanations in connection with the ban on flights to Syria. Before that, Bulgaria's foreign Ministry officially said that Sofia closes the passage for the Russian military-transport aircraft, the following humanitarian aid to Syria for the period from 1 to 24 September 2015. This decision in Sofia substantiated concerns about the content of the goods transported. On the first day of the week the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Greece assured that it has received U.S. request for the closure of airspace to Russian aircraft delivering humanitarian aid to Syria.