Russia’s principled stance is that any a compromise with terrorists in Syria’s Idlib is impossible and that they must be eliminated, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on Sunday on the sidelines of the discussion on the Syrian settlement at the Munich Security Conference.

According to the high-ranking diplomat, 90% of Idlib’s territory is controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra (terror group, outlawed in Russia). “Idlib is a serious problem, this is probably a major concentration of terrorists in the region and maybe beyond its borders,” Vershinin said. “Our principled stance is no to any compromise with terrorists, they must be eliminated.”

Vershinin stressed that this should be done in a way that no civilians are affected and “there should be no damage regarding security concerns, which the Turkish side had voiced.” “Can this be done? Yes,” he said.

On September 17, 2018 in Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed by October 15 to create a 15-20 km deep demilitarized zone in Idlib along the contact line between the Syrian government forces and the armed opposition. However, Ankara asked to give it extra time and delay the start of joint patrolling in Idlib due to its inability to guarantee security.

Impossible Peace

Peace with Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorists active in Syria is impossible, Vershinin empasized.

“It’s impossible to say that we can make peace with Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and similar organizations,” the high-ranking diplomat said.

Vershinin stressed that the Astana trio (Russia, Iran and Turkey), which is continuing its fight against terrorism, will think about the ways in order not to harm or put in danger the civilians. “In this context, we will be committed to full implementation of humanitarian international law,” he said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said after the February 14 summit of the Astana trio in Sochi that Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on to take additional steps to stabilize the situation in Syria’s Idlib. The Russian leader said during the negotiations the three countries’ leaders discussed the ways to implement the Russian-Turkish memorandum on the de-escalation zone in this province.

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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

If you wanna avoid a lot of blood shed and international hue & cry avoid civilian casualties, collateral damage etc then best thing to do is just air drop tons and tons of sewage collected from various cities mix it with pigs carcus and excreta on these head choppers. They will sing Phil Collins Song I wish it wouldn’t rain down one me and just watch how they will vanish into Turki in the shortest possible time.

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These clowns are not a pious Lot. Syrians would have done this years ago if they believed Jihadists thought that way.

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Long Live Syria

@ Sweet Robert, I agree these HTS are hardcore Jihadis and terrorists. What is stopping Russia then to give the green signal to SAA / Tiger Forces or SAF or RuAF? Why keep talking with Turki & Iran about Idlib? Pressure from Turki and from International coalition countries. Some how if you observe after retaking almost all the major territories SAA have been pulled down from cleaning up Idlib.

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Because Russia was contracted 2 civilian nuke plants, a gas pipeline and S-400 by Erdogan, and since the ‘sultan’ gets snubbed about F-35, Putin surely hopes to sell Su-35, Mig-35 or maybe even Su-57 to Turkey, especially since India left the Su-57 program last April => No further orders than the 12 pre-series on Russian table, having no foreign sales is a no starter for a 5th gen fighter unless you have the economy of USA or China. France and Germany have no choice other than associating for the 6th gen future aircraft, Spain may add to the project soon,… Read more »

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Nope Sweet Robert : it’s a large Muslim majority country, SAA doesn’t even uses incendiaries while in many cases, the use of napalm would have done great. Those who used such methods were Vlad Drakul or general Pershing. One of our units used Talibans as food for pigs in Afgha, it worked very well until Karzai was infuriated. Now it will surely not work with pure mercenaries who don’t give a fück about bigotry, but those who don’t eat pork and do their prayers will really feel bad, and the more the dudes are bigots, the more it works, especially… Read more »

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Terrorists are becoming stronger and stronger as time goes by….thanks to Turkey help and Russia stopping SAA offensive on Idlib.