Military Review

Russian and French defense ministers discuss coordination in Syria

Sergei Shoigu discussed in Moscow with the head of the French Defense Ministry Le Drian the prospects for coordinating actions in Syria aimed at combating terrorist groups, reports RIA News message of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

"Pursuant to the agreements reached on November 26 between the presidents of Russia and France during their meeting in Moscow, Shoigu received Le Drian’s 21 December on a working visit," the release said.

“During the one and a half hour conversation, which was held in a businesslike and frank manner, the main attention was paid to the prospects for coordinating the efforts of the military departments of the two countries in the fight against international terrorism,” the press service said.

It is noted that "the parties ascertained the presence of a common enemy in the face of the terrorist group" Islamic State "(DAISH) and confirmed their readiness to jointly counter it."

“Only by combining the efforts of all interested countries can you eliminate the terrorist threats to the residents of Paris, Moscow, London and other European cities,” the Russian minister said.

“The parties exchanged detailed assessments of the current situation in Syria and Iraq. The French military delegation was acquainted with the main results of the air operation conducted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, ”the statement reads.

According to the press service, Pierre de Villiers, Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, will also visit Moscow in the near future.

“An agreement was reached on the continuation of contacts at the level of the general staffs of the armed forces of Russia and France. To this end, Army Chief General P. de Villiers, Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, will visit Moscow in the near future, ”the military department said.
Photos used:
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 22 December 2015 13: 09
    What to discuss with them? They don’t even have missiles with bombs for the operation. Noise-dust wagon, and reality knocked to the floor. laughing
    And the friends of them are situational. The gray-haired Negro roar and "De Gaulle" bristling with "Raphael" will begin to fulfill the will of the State Department.
    1. avvg
      avvg 22 December 2015 13: 10
      So that we do not interfere.
      1. gray smeet
        gray smeet 22 December 2015 13: 13
        In order to create the appearance of an international coalition, we really need France ...
        Read the latest articles of the foreign press - the govnovbros on Russia in Syria is the most powerful .. and apparently it’s just starting to gain momentum, and with France they will not pour so much shit.
        1. cniza
          cniza 22 December 2015 13: 26
          You can not rely on them, they are not independent players, and even for visibility we do not need them.
      2. yuriy55
        yuriy55 22 December 2015 13: 17
        Quote: avvg
        So that we do not interfere.

        And to help, we must try ... give a chance ... We are good, we do not remember evil for a long time. wink
  2. Wild_grey_wolf
    Wild_grey_wolf 22 December 2015 13: 10
    Isolation of Russia say. . . nobody wants to deal. . . Oh well.
  3. Fisman
    Fisman 22 December 2015 13: 10
    It seems to me that these, too, at the first opportunity, will betray and strike in the back. they are very much hooked by the USA, as is the whole of Europe.
  4. carabiner sks
    carabiner sks 22 December 2015 13: 12
    And what exactly did you coordinate? Something no faith they do not ...
    1. nablydatel
      nablydatel 22 December 2015 13: 17
      1. GUKTU
        GUKTU 22 December 2015 13: 19
        I agree. Apparently the story of the Mistrals taught nothing!
  5. Dimachrus
    Dimachrus 22 December 2015 13: 29
    Why not talk and not discuss it? The main thing is that we met, the world media covered, albeit a small step forward in the light of the information war against Russia ;-)
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 December 2015 13: 29
    Agreeing is better than aiming at each other through optics. Once you came to say - well, do not drive away. Just rely on them - not worth it.
  7. engineer74
    engineer74 22 December 2015 13: 36
    They asked to bomb the suburbs of Paris and Brussels? wassat
    As B. Assad said: "Terrorists are fleeing to us (to Syria) from Europe!" - then they start there!
  8. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 22 December 2015 13: 44
    They will "coordinate" with their master actions to combat the "immoderate" (anti-Assad) opposition.
  9. russmensch
    russmensch 22 December 2015 13: 54
    An interesting situation - while Russia is "hammering" ISIS, the rest have been "coordinating" their actions with us for a long time. Then they will announce to their people that nothing would have happened without them? Oh and cunning ... belay
  10. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 22 December 2015 14: 04
    The main thing is progress. So slowly and against the Turks you can make friends. And there, too, NATO will slowly crumble. Too large and heterogeneous collective farm.
  11. sl22277
    sl22277 22 December 2015 14: 55
    After the installation of the SAM-S400 in Syria, discussions began on coordination of actions. These are the conclusions I made. And before that, what was ...? The Mistrals alone are enough for me, I don't believe one iota of all corrupt Europe.
  12. suharev-52
    suharev-52 22 December 2015 16: 15
    And what about the Mistral? Everything is fine, we have the technology, and I think the secret too. Otherwise, the refund amount would be completely different. And we are not supposed to know all the nuances. That's what the military department is for, to have secrets. And enough screams on the site: "Everything about ..... whether, everything - acquired by back-breaking labor" So one of the Soviet slogans comes to mind: "And you, what did you do for the Motherland?" Sincerely.