The Pentagon still does not intend to coordinate their actions in Syria with Russia. About it “RIA Novosti” said the Pentagon spokesman Matthew Allen.
He reminded that Moscow and Washington signed a Memorandum of understanding that aims to provide security for crews of aircraft of the USA and Russia in Syria. Allen added that the Memorandum was working effectively, and the United States will continue to use it. “We do not cooperate and coordinate our operations with the Russians,” he said.
“As the Minister [of defense Ashton Carter], Russian operations support and help the regime [of Syrian President Bashar] Assad, who adds fuel to the fire. We are fully focused on the weakening and destruction of the IG (“Islamic state” banned in Russia)”, — said the representative of the Pentagon.
He stressed that the us military also share with Russian colleagues the approximate geographic coordinates in which the coalition forces can conduct operations, and advise to refrain from these territories. “Until now, they observed,” concluded Allen.
On 20 may, the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that Russia offers the US from 25 may to start working together to strike at targets in Syria, including the troops “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia).
From February 27, in Syria a regime of a ceasefire agreement which was reached with assistance from Russia and the United States. According to him military action, including air strikes by the Syrian air force, Russian space forces and the US-led coalition, will continue only in respect of groups recognized as terrorist by the UN security Council.