Turkey Plays Destructive Role in Syria Crisis: Russia

Turkey Plays Destructive Role in Syria Crisis: Russia
Thu Apr 21, 2016 20:05:26

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Turkish authorities are playing a destructive role in Syria and tensions in the Northern regions of Syria rise.

"Of course, an absolutely destructive role is played by Turkish authorities, who are just fueling the fire…with strange actions on the Syrian-Turkish border," Zakharova told reporters, Sputnik reported.

Russia is waiting for an official reaction from Ankara and the international community on media reports suggesting Turkish border guards shoot at Syrian refugees, Zakharova said.

The Spokesman also added that Russia and US keep contacts on the military levels. We reaffirm our commitment to the US-Russia bilateral agreements and the agreed resolution of the USNC 2268. We expect the same approach from all counterparts.

"It's sad that some media are trying to speculate that Syrian ceasefire is seeing its last days. But in reality we see that terrorists are trying to disrupt to the political process in the country," the spokeswoman told journalists.

Since February this year, we provided documents that confirm Turkish support to ISIS terrorists. All this materials have been registered. But these documents were not published by international media. It looks like that journalists have been told to ignore these documents," she added.

On Wednesday, The Times reported Turkish border guards fired live rounds at a group of Syrian refugees attempting to cross into Turkey. Eight people, most of them women and children, were reportedly killed.

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