‘Time To Build New Syria’: Russian Deputy Defense Minister Speaks Of Op & Peace In RT Exclusive
The following is an excerpt from rt.com | April 11, 2016 |
Moscow’s current objective in Syria is to ensure that peace process gains pace so that people can return to normal life, Russia’s deputy defense minister, Anatoly Antonov, told RT in an exclusive interview.
Although the situation in Syria is “very fragile and very volatile…Russia and all other countries must do their utmost to strengthen this fragile peace, so that no one is able to undermine it,” Anatoly Antonov told RT.
Nurturing peace is one of the primary goals for Russia in Palmyra - a cradle of ancient civilization and a UNESCO world heritage site - after it helped Syria liberate it from terrorists last month, Antonov said. The operation was a major strategic victory for Damascus and Moscow, which provided air support for Syrian troops. It was also “a pivotal moment of the Syrian operation.”
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