Ankara will not leave unanswered the calls of residents of the border areas of Syria and will continue the military operation in the region. On Saturday, March 24, said the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his words leads Agency Anadolu.
Erdogan said that residents of the region are well known aims and tactics of operating in Syria of the parties. “That is why the population of the Syrian districts of tal Rifat to Manuja, tel Abyad and Rezulin stands for the arrival of Turkey, whose policy is associated in the minds of people with concepts of “security”, “peace” and “order”,” — said he.
the Turkish leader stressed that the intentions of Ankara in Syria cannot be considered “aggressive”. “The West throughout history has repeatedly proved to be the invader and aggressor” — said the Turkish leader.
Erdogan announced for exemption from the Kurdish armed formations of the Syrian city of Afrin on March 18. “Now over the Afrin wave the Turkish flag and the flag of the Syrian liberation army,” — said the Turkish President.
Before that, on March 14, Erdogan told the decision to destroy the Kurdish groups, which Ankara considers terrorists, and in the North of Iraq. “Soon we will inflict on them a hard blow,” he promised.
the US President Donald trump may announce the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats Monday, March 26, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.
This will be done in response to the poisoning in Britain of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. The American President took into consideration the recommendations of its advisers but the final decision is still pending, according to the interlocutors of the Agency. Trump wants to make sure that the European allies are also willing to go to such measures.
on 22 March it was reported that the UK wants convince European countries to expel Russian diplomats London. Latvia stated that plans to expel one or more employees of the Russian Embassy.
the Council of national security of the United States recommended that President Donald Trump to expel Russian diplomats for “business Skripal”. About it reports CNN with reference to its sources.
the TV Channel said that the President will consider the proposal and will soon take a decision. What is the number of diplomats NSC considered it necessary to send home, is not specified.
state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that Washington is considering several options for new sanctions against Moscow in connection with the poisoning Skripal, to “bring Russia to justice”, reports TASS.
on March 23, it became known that Latvia decided to turn out employees of the Russian diplomatic mission from the country.
Around 20 European countries are preparing to expel Russian diplomats, allegedly associated with the “Moscow’s spy networks.” Such a decision, they intend to adopt out of solidarity with Britain, accusing Moscow in the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter. On Saturday, March 24, writes The Times.
the Process of expulsion is likely to begin on 26 March with the recall of the EU Ambassador in Russia Markus Ederer for four weeks.
The Times said that the action will involve France, Germany, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark and up to another nine countries.
Earlier, British Prime Minister Theresa may stated that it intends to convince the European countries share employees of the Russian diplomatic missions in the homeland. Before London made it yourself.
Director of the British center of research of poisons Porton Down Gary Aitkenhead said that his lab could not happen any leaks of toxic substances. Hints from Russia that the institution may be involved in the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, he called irritating, reports the Russian service “bi-Bi-si”.
“we Have the highest level of control and security around the work that we do. We would not be allowed to work if we have no control, so that something could go beyond the four walls of this object. Agent couldn’t go. We have full confidence that from here to the outside world nothing seep could not”, — he stressed.
According to Aitkenhead, detection Skripal and his daughter near the centre of Salisbury — a coincidence.
He added that the country stopped producing chemical and biological weapons in the 1950-ies, but in the labs of Porton down to develop protection from it, so keep and produce small amounts of various agents. “They are always on guard and safely disposed of when no longer needed,” — said the head of the center.