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Russia: 'Weapons are still crossing Turkey-Syria border daily' - Rudskoi02:33

Russia: 'Weapons are still crossing Turkey-Syria border daily' - Rudskoi

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 27, 2016 at 15:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi discussed the current situation in Syria during a press briefing in Moscow, Friday. Rudskoi noted that "the flow of heavy vehicles from Turkey with weapons and ammunition continues to cross the Turkish-Syrian border daily" and has "allowed" Jabhat al-Nusra "to continue provocative attacks and lead the offensive against the Syrian government forces."

Rudskoi underscored that in general the situation in Syria "has improved significantly," noting the increasing number of localities joining the ceasefire agreement, which has reached 122. He noted, however, that in some areas of Syria the situation "has been aggravated," caused by the efforts of the leaders of al-Nusra attempting "to disrupt the reconciliation process." According to him, al-Nusra militants have taken advantage of the cessation of hostilities to "partially restore their fighting capacity."

The Russian official also emphasised the intelligence was obtained not only by Russia but also by its "colleagues from other countries that are actively engaged and have enough information."

Russia: 'Weapons are still crossing Turkey-Syria border daily' - Rudskoi02:33
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The Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi discussed the current situation in Syria during a press briefing in Moscow, Friday. Rudskoi noted that "the flow of heavy vehicles from Turkey with weapons and ammunition continues to cross the Turkish-Syrian border daily" and has "allowed" Jabhat al-Nusra "to continue provocative attacks and lead the offensive against the Syrian government forces."

Rudskoi underscored that in general the situation in Syria "has improved significantly," noting the increasing number of localities joining the ceasefire agreement, which has reached 122. He noted, however, that in some areas of Syria the situation "has been aggravated," caused by the efforts of the leaders of al-Nusra attempting "to disrupt the reconciliation process." According to him, al-Nusra militants have taken advantage of the cessation of hostilities to "partially restore their fighting capacity."

The Russian official also emphasised the intelligence was obtained not only by Russia but also by its "colleagues from other countries that are actively engaged and have enough information."

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