11-12-2016 06:12 AM Jerusalem Timing

Russia: We Won’t Allow Imposing a no-Fly Zone in Syria

Russia: We Won’t Allow Imposing a no-Fly Zone in Syria

The spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexander Ocahevch asserted that Russia will not allow imposing a no-fly zone in Syria.

The spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexander Ocahevch asserted that Russia will not allow imposing a no-fly zone in Syria.

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“We will not permit such scenarios, and these maneuvers on a fly-zone and humanitarian passages in Syria are caused by the lack of respect for the International Law,” he said at a press conference.


Ocahevch pointed out that the Russian stance towards these issues is principled and clear. “We have seen how they imposed no-fly zones in Libya, so we will not allow repeating the same scenarios in Syria,” he added.

The Russian diplomat clarified that the S-300 deal had been signed but has not been carried out yet, stressing that Russia does not violate the international laws by supplying weapons to the Syrian government.


Ocahevch described arming the militants in Syria as a serious tendency that helps escalating violence in that country. “The Syrian crisis cannot be settled by double stances- refusing the military track on one hand and arming the militants on the other,” he stated.


Commenting on the Egyptian presidential decision to cut the ties with Syrian government, Ocahevch considered that this decision does not reflect the positive role of Egypt in the regional efforts to settle the Syrian crisis.


In a different context, Ocahevch announced that the decision to deploy Russian troops in the Golan Heights to replace the Austrian power has not been taken yet.


“The main condition to implement this decision is when Syria, the Zionist entity, and the United Nations approve it,” he said.


“Then you will see how the decision will be implemented faithfully,” Ocahevch told the reporters.