The translation of Theresa May's statement, which welcomed the British pilots as “winners”, leads RIA News:
It was from here that you carried out more than 1,6 thousands of airstrikes on ISIL targets (*) and supported more 1450 troops working with our allies and partners in Jordan and Iraq to combat ISIL (*) and prevent re-occurrence.
According to May, “the victory over LIH has been substantially achieved through the efforts of British pilots.”
In this regard, once again I recall the thesis that victory has many fathers, and defeat is an orphan.
Recall that earlier the victory over LIH (*) was declared by US President Donald Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron expressed the view that only the international coalition became the winner of the terrorist pseudo-caliphate. Interestingly, there would be a reason for such speeches in May or Macron if the Armed Forces of Russia had not entered into the operation at the time? ..