The Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed forces confirmed on Friday that the military operations against the terrorist groups in Syria will continue.
“We understand Syrians are concerned, but the reduction decision does not stop our military operations.
Our reduction decision was fully coordinated with President Bashar Al-Assad and we have a sufficient number of aircraft inside the country to monitor Syrian airspace and to ensure the proper functionality of the ceasefire.
We will continue to support the Syrian Forces in their fight against terrorist organizations like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra.”
The Russian Chief of Staff concluded his speech by reassuring the Syrian people that Russia has not abandoned them.