Moscow, (SANA)- Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich stressed that flow of gunmen into Syria has failed in changing the situation on the ground in favor of the "opposition".
Lukashevich pointed out in a statement Thursday that the flow of foreign mercenaries into Syria has reached the level which Iraq witnessed between 2005 and 2007.
"The flow of mercenaries has failed in changing the situation in the opposition's favor and the government forces are still in control," he stressed.
The Russian spokesman said Russia counts on the UN commission investigating the allegations of chemical weapons use with which, he reminded, the Syria government has agreed to cooperate to the utmost and offer logistic support to investigate the incident where chemical weapons were used in Khan al-Assal area in Aleppo last March.
He expressed his country's hope that the outcomes of the UN investigation team will help dispel the many allegations and speculations over chemical weapons use, adding that this would provide a positive foundation to move towards launching a political process to settle the crisis in Syria.
Most of the terrorists operating on the Syrian land have come from outside the country and are mostly affiliated to organizations known to be linked to al-Qaeda.
This fact could not be ignored even by Western media as the British Times newspaper revealed that 10 thousand foreign fighters are fighting alongside the armed terrorist groups in Syria. Those include 150 Britons.