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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Jerusalem, US Sanctions, the INF Treaty, and Arming Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
At her weekly press briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) covered numerous topics, then took questions for further elaboration, as she always does.
Below are several of the key topics discussed, beginning with Syria. Russia's Defense Ministry said government forces completed their pullout, following 27 months in the country.
Over the period, Russian aerial operations conducted 34,000 sorties. Russia's navy carried out around 100 strikes on selected terrorist targets.
Over 60,000 ISIS and other terrorists were killed, including more than 800 commanders.
Over 700 arms factories were destroyed. Russian airpower aided Syrian and allied forces liberate 1,024 cities, towns and villages. Demining units cleared 17,128 buildings.
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