Bloomberg, citing its own military sources, has reported that Russian aviation can in the near future strike at Islamic state positions in Syria without the participation of the international coalition forces. The Agency notes that such actions are possible, if Washington rejects Moscow’s offer of joint military operations in Syria. Russia continues to increase its military presence in Syria, fearing a military defeat of Bashar al-Assad, summarize Bloomberg analysts.
The military plans of Russia on the Syrian issue cannot be known until the Russian leadership formally announces the plan of action, in his interview to RUSARMINFO has said Igor Korotchenko, the chief editor of the «National Defense» journal.
«Bloomberg may refer even on the Martians, in this case, the news agencies may not know how Russia will act. The decision-making process is currently in a state of negotiation. It involves the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General staff of the armed forces, the presidential administration, the security services, that analyze the situation in Syria and develop different options for action,» believes Korotchenko. The military expert is confident that the plans of Russia on Syria will only be known after Vladimir Putin’s speech at the UN. Before that the news Agency can publish at least 100 versions, but their price is zero. The civil war in Syria began in spring 2011. The death toll has exceeded 230 thousand people, the number of refugees — 11.5 million. The rebels advocate the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad, and some of the country’s territory is under the control of the IS terrorist organization.