US actions on the territory of Syria and their cooperation with the opposition to the country’s leadership are cause for concern, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on 15 January during a press conference on the results of 2017.
According to him, the provocateurs are trying to shake the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib.
«They have recently arranged a series of sorties against the Syrian contingent and our base in Khmeimim. It is impossible not to respond to this. The attempt to blame the Syrian army is unclean. We also expect that the Turks will accelerate the deployment of their points in Idlib. I hope this will help to stabilize the situation,» the head of the diplomatic mission said.
He added that in East Gut the situation is similar: all the actions of the SAR army here are also reciprocal.
«Terrorists are shelling residential areas of Damascus, including the Russian embassy, ??and it’s impossible to ignore it,» Lavrov said.
According to him, the US policy on the Syrian issue is consistent, in a bad way:
«We do not see any radical differences in the positions of the Obama administration and Trump (former and current US Presidents — ed.). Now their actions show that they do not want to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria. This means the isolation of the territory controlled by the «Syrian Democratic Forces». Such actions, which look like a course towards the division of Syria, are appalling,» the diplomat concluded.