The USA claims that civilians were killed during Russian air strikes in Syria. Russia’s parliamentary committee on foreign affairs stated that these allegations are not true.
Konstantin Kosachev said that these pieces of information are deliberately aired to the public in order to undermine Russia. He also invited other nations to join Russia in the fight against ISIS in Syria. Russia’s actions in Syria are conducted in line with the provisions of the international law.
He also added that introduction of US ground troops in Syria won’t be in line with the international law. This statement is based on the claim that Damascus did not invite the US to join the military operation. Therefore, any decision of the US to send troops to Syria would be unlawful and could escalate into serious conflict.
The next step Russia is going to take is to engage in political talks in order to find a solution to the current situation in Syria.
It seems that these talks are going to take place in Syria. Russia will not interfere in talks, but it will encourage a political dialogue in the country.