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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Venezuela, and Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) discussed major differences between Moscow and Ankara on Syria.
Russia supports the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, free from foreign occupation and infestation by US/NATO/Turkish/Israel/Saudi supported terrorists.
The Erdogan regime opposes all of the above. MZ said officials of both countries maintain contacts with each other.
As for unacceptable demands by Turkey for Syrian forces to pull back from liberated areas, "the first thing to remember is that Syria is a sovereign state," MZ stressed.
"The Syrian armed forces are operating on their own land. This must be the basic principle."
"Of course, the Syrian army is interacting with military personnel from Russia and other countries, yet the inte
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