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Sputnik: If US Can't or Won't Fight Terrorists, They Should 'Stop Getting in the Way'
The Russian Defense Ministry commented on the US State Department's calls not to help tankers shipping fuel to the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria. If Washington cannot or does not want to fight terrorists, it should not get in the way, the ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.
US State Department's spokesman Mark Toner urged other countries not to provide support for Russian tankers shipping fuel to the Russian aviation group in Syria.
"Such statements, unfortunately, only confirm our earlier estimates that fighting terrorism in Syria has never been on the outgoing administration's agenda," Konashenkov said.
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Update #1: Obama administration never aimed to fight terrorism in Syria – Russian MoD (RT)
Update #2: Defense Ministry: US Department of State calls for hindering Russia’s struggle against IS (TASS)
Update #3: Russia tells U.S. to get out of the way in Syria (The Hill)
WNU Editor: The war in Syria is grinding on .... and it looks like the Russian military is getting frustrated that after a year of bombing, forward progress is slow and bloody .... hence the criticism of the U.S..