In Russia, the initiative was called impracticable, since it cannot contribute to the fight against terrorism.
According to Martin Schaefer, the initiative of Berlin "misinterpreted." Schaefer said that it was "a temporary no-fly zone." He is quoted by the news agency. TASS:
To create a long-term no-fly zone, which would be realized with the help of the united armed forces, is simply impossible to do.
What is fundamentally "temporary" no-fly zone may differ from the no-fly zone long-term, Mr. Schaefer does not explain.
Against this background, it is worth noting that last Saturday on the air "Vesti" An interview with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was published, in which the theme of Syria was touched upon among the important topics. One of the directions - the discussion of the American strike on the Syrian military in Deir ez-Zor. The presenter asked Sergey Lavrov whether the United States apologized to the Syrian armed forces “for the mistake” (Washington calls it a “mistake”).
The response of the head of the Russian foreign affairs agency was:
The Americans themselves say that this is a mistake, apologize to the Syrians as if through us. Sorry, yes.
Apparently, these apologies are from the Erdoganovsky series: so quiet and non-public that Americans do not speak aloud about them ... At the same time, Sergey Viktorovich himself adds that he hardly believes in the “mistake”.