RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin achieved victory in Syria without war. About this wrote a columnist for the German newspaper Die Welt Michael Stürmer, reports RIA.
According to the journalist, after the withdrawal of American troops from Syria, no one will prevent Moscow from leading the “big game” in the region, which Russia seemed to lose forever in the early 1990s.
“Putin has achieved what almost all smart military leaders throughout history have dreamed of – victory without war,” Stürmer emphasized.
He also noted that NATO “saw better days,” and the organization’s leadership should recognize the seriousness of the situation and act accordingly.
Recall, US President Donald Trump on October 7 said that the United States began to withdraw troops from northeast Syria. Later, the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, said that the United States would withdraw about another thousand troops.
On October 9, Erdogan announced the launch of Operation Source of Peace in northeastern Syria. The operation is mainly directed against the Kurdistan Workers Party, which the United States cooperates with, and the terrorist organization ISIS.
The United States and Turkey on October 17 reached an agreement to suspend hostilities for 120 hours. This time, Ankara allocated to ensure that the Kurdish forces included in the coalition “Forces of Democratic Syria”, moved to a safe zone.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Ankara will continue the operation in Syria if the US does not keep promises to withdraw Kurdish forces outside the security zone.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that the head of the Pentagon announced the redeployment of US troops from Syria.
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