On Tuesday, at a media briefing, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, called on Russia and Syrian officials to stop conducting offensive operations in Syria’s Idlib province.
According to her, such actions constitute a “reckless escalation” of tensions in the Syrian province. “This is unacceptable,” said Ortagus. She stressed that Washington is calling on Moscow and Damascus to stop conducting the offensive operation. It “needs to end,” Ortagus added. The State Department representative also said that the United States is “still worried” about what is happening in the region.
In early May, the situation in the Idlib region worsened. Since May 21, militants have been conducting attacks on government troops every day. Particularly fierce fighting took place near the village of Kafr Nabudah. In addition, the militants began to regularly bombard the Russian Khmeimim airbase. Russia states these attacks were successfully countered by the air defense units.