U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry travels to Russia not because of the withdrawal of Air and space forces from Syria, told reporters the official of the state Department. His words leads RIA Novosti.
According to him, the trip to Moscow is not the result of the decision on the withdrawal of Russian VKS from Syria. He added that “this debate” Kerry and Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov led a long time ago.
Tuesday, 15 March, Kerry announced plans to visit Moscow where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The topic of discussion will be the settlement of the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as bilateral relations.
The withdrawal of the Russian military groups from Syria began on 15 March on the orders of Putin.
According to military-diplomatic source in Syria will remain about a thousand Russian military advisers and specialists. The strikes against the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) and other terrorist groups will continue.
Russia launched an air operation against the extremists in Syria in September 2015. To Putin with the request has addressed to the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.