Russian Defense Ministry responded to criticism of the head of the Pentagon
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, commenting on Mattis, said that it was the criminal inaction of the United States and the coalition led by them that led to the expansion of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) to Syria. It was thanks to the US that the militants quickly gained control over the oil-bearing regions of Syria and the influx of huge sums of money from the sale of this oil. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was reminded that it was the United States that had a hand in the emergence of ISIS, and this is not disputed by anyone. The invasion of American troops into Iraqi territory under the false pretext of the presence in Iraq of a chemical weapons and led to the creation of a terrorist organization.
In addition, Konashenkov recalled that much of the weapons supplied by the United States to the alleged opposition in Syria were in the hands of the militants of the Dzhebkhat al-Nusra and Islamic State banned in the Russian Federation because the United States had been pouring in all this time "hundreds of millions of dollars in a non-existent" Syrian opposition. " The weapons were supplied to those terrorist groups, which, like the United States, had as their goal the overthrow of the regime of the legitimate president of Syria, Bashar Assad.
Konashenkov also advised the US Secretary of Defense to carefully study the map of Syria to make sure that all the centers of resistance of terrorist groups are located in areas controlled by the US and the "international" coalition.
At the same time, noted in the Ministry of Defense, the United States has not invested a dollar in the restoration of the destroyed areas of Syria, liberated from the militants and located in the territory controlled by the legitimate government. Apparently they have no money for this ...
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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