The US considers additional opportunities to support Turkey
Russia is guilty of the murder of dozens of Turkish military, who ensured order in the northwestern region of Syria. This was stated by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
вЂњWe believe that Russia killed dozens of Turkish military during its military operations, and we are standing with our NATO ally Turkey and will continue to consider additional opportunities to support Turkey, as well as stop the violence in Idlib and Syria as a whole,вЂќ US Secretary of State said.
He stressed that the overall responsibility for the ongoing shelling, killing of civilians and the destruction of schools and hospitals in Syria lies with the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which is supported by Russia and Iran.
вЂњWe continue to call for an immediate end to the killings and a political solution to the conflict in Syria,вЂќ the foreign minister stressed.
Recall that the ceasefire in Idlib was introduced on the night of March 5-6, following the results of the talks between the presidents of Turkey and the Russian Federation, which took place in Moscow. The parties signed an additional protocol regarding the establishment of a truce in this region of Syria. Later, minor violations of the peace agreement were recorded.
As you know, the situation in Syria escalated after the Syrian dictator Bashar al-AssadвЂ™s aircraft launched an airstrike in Idlib province, where opposition groups and Turkish troops are located, resulting in the deaths of 36 Turkish soldiers. In response, Turkey launched the Spring Shield military operation against AssadвЂ™s army.