The Syrian government should get back control of all oil facilities in the north-east of the country, the RIA Novosti news agency cited Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying on Wednesday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov also said Moscow hoped that the Syrian Kurds would provide a guarantee that they would pull out from the border zone, according to RIA.

Currently, the U.S. military occupies several Syrian oil fields, including one of the largest in the country.

The U.S. authorities have refused to return these oil fields to the Syrian government; instead, they have kept control of them to intensify their blockade on the country.

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Here’s the problem: ISIS defeated Syria and Russia together and took those oil fields. The KURDS plus the US defeated ISIS and took the oilfields back. Can the Syrian and Russian army defend the oilfields from ISIS? Well, they couldn’t before, and that’s why the US is keeping an airbase nearby – at least until Syria gets it’s army up there. No issue with returning the oilfields to Syria provided the Kurds get some of the proceeds. There would be no oilfields except for them.