In a joint statement, the US, the UK, Turkey and other countries in the coalition against the «Islamic state» urged Russia to halt the airstrikes in Syria, because they, as stated in the statement, hit on the opposition and the Syrian population.
«We, the governments of France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States make such a statement after a recent military offensive of the Russian Federation in Syria,» — said in an official statement, the French foreign Ministry, reports UKRINFORM.
«We, the governments of France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States make such a statement after a recent military offensive of the Russian Federation in Syria,» the document says.
The government expressed their «deep concern about the strengthening of Russia’s military interference in Syria and, in particular, air strikes by the Russian air force in Hama and HOMS yesterday, which killed civilians, not militants «Islamic state».
«These military operations is nothing more than further escalation, incitement to extremism and radicalization,» reads the statement.
The governments of these countries urged the Russian Federation to immediately end its attacks on the opposition and the Syrian civilian population and to focus on fighting the «ID».
Russia, according to eyewitnesses, on Friday, October 2, struck new strikes on Syria, saying that their targets are militants of EID, reports BBC-Ukraine.
The main Russian spokesman said that the air strikes may last for three to four months.
Alexei Pushkov, Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Parliament, said that the US only pretended that bombed positions of the ID, and promised that the Russian campaign will be much more efficient.
The Russian air force began a campaign of airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, September 30.
According to Syrian military sources, from the evening of Thursday, October 1, Russia has implemented a total of 18 bombing, particularly in Aleppo, Hama and Idlib — the provinces where jihadist EID is almost there.
In Aleppo in the Russian bombardment had destroyed the communication installations of the Free Syrian army — a group which is fighting against Bashar al-Assad and receives from the US delivery.
The Russian defense Ministry stated that Thursday, October 1, attacked a strong point ID in ar Raqqah city. According to a UK-based Syrian Observatory for human rights, in ar Raqqah as a result of Russian air strikes was amazed at the training camp of Islamists, resulting in the killing of 12 militants.
Airstrikes in Syria were the first since the end of the cold war, military operation of Russia outside the former USSR.
The Syrian opposition and some Western countries have suggested that is still the backbone of the Russian air strikes accounted for the grouping of the Syrian opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, not the rebels ID.
Coalition against the ID urges Russia to halt the airstrikes in Syria 03.10.2015