Putin: Russian troops haven’t used all their capabilities in Syria

Moscow, SANA- Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian forces are not using all military capabilities in their operations against terrorism in Syria.

RT website quoted Putin as saying during a ceremony at the Kremlin on the Security Service Members’ Day that there are additional methods which may be used by Moscow if necessary, adding that the Russian pilots and intelligence officers are working effectively in Syria, noting that they have succeeded in coordinating their joint steps.

All Russian forces, including the army, the navy and the air force are using the latest weapons, Putin said, noting that the Russian security services foiled more than 30 terrorist acts in Russia during 2015, calling for maintaining a high level of performance.

Putin reaffirmed at the annual press conference in Moscow two days ago that the Russian stance towards the crisis in Syria is consistent and cannot be changed.

On a relevant note, preview clips of the Russian documentary World Order were broadcast, in which President Putin said that Moscow, in its efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria, doesn’t face difficulties in dealing with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or with the United States; rather it finds it easy to work with either side, adding that this is something he discussed with Obama and with the Saudis, and ascribing that east to the fact that Russia isn’t evasive nor does it shift its positions.

The Russian President asserted that Moscow’s position regarding resolving the crisis in Syria was reached after consulting with different sides and finding that everyone accepts the pivotal standards of the settlement, which allowed Russia to form its position based on components accepted by all sides.

Qabas/ Manal / Hazem Sabbagh

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