Despite the fact that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin denies the involvement of its Armed forces in Syria on the ground, probably, there is a support of Assad near the Turkish border. German magazine Spiegel.Online based its claims on its sources and, in particular, to a video published by the Russian activists Intelligence Team, reports Эспрессо.TV.
According to the publication, Russian troops supported the offensive of the forces of Bashar al-Assad in Latakia province in the Northwest near the Turkish border.
One of the video, which was spotted by Russian Internet activists, a Russian officer observes the fighting in Latakia province, near the Turkish border.
Syrian journalists ask questions to the officer about «the fighting power of the troops al-Assad,» he says, «during my stay here, the SANDF has never handed over positions».
According to the information Intelligence Team, the video was filmed near the Syrian town of Salma, which is 10 km from the border with Turkey.
On another video demonstrates in action the artillery of the Russian production Msta-B. In the description of the video says that it is used in the province of Latakia.
The publication notes that Syrian Pro-government forces did not use artillery Msta-B. Also on the video is heard of the Russian team.
Note that on Thursday, February 11, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia is not going to participate in ground operations in Syria and called on other States not to do it, because it will lead to a new war on Earth.»
As reported, intense fighting in the Syrian province of Aleppo have forced nearly 50 thousand local residents to flee their homes. As noted in the report on the website of the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC), the humanitarian situation in the region is deteriorating rapidly — reduced food supply, there are problems with water supply, there is a shortage of fuel and electricity.
10 at a meeting of the UN Security Council by France, Britain and their allies called on Russia to stop air strikes on the Syrian province of Aleppo.
On 9 February it was reported that the bombers of the Military space forces (VKS) Russia attacked two villages in the tel-Rifat in the North Syrian province of Aleppo. It was reported that 15 people died, 22 were injured. The bombing was subjected to the village of Kafr Kafr Kalbin and under the control of antisodomy moderate opposition.
According to a report by Human rights organization Human Rights Watch, during the last military operations against the Syrian opposition carried out by the army Bashar al-Assad and Russia, massively used prohibited cluster munitions. So, according to the organization, from 14 strikes using cluster bombs in five Syrian provinces on 26 January killed at least 37 civilians, including six women and nine children, and dozens of others were injured.
At the end of 2015 the Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights published a report which says that in Syria since the beginning of military operation of the Russian VC were killed about 800 civilians.
Media: ground forces of the Russian Federation supported the Assad offensive near Turkish border 12.02.2016