Russia knows where in Syria are located “behind-the-scene experts” from the United States which govern the operations of militants. This was stated by spokesman of the Defence Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov.

 

“We are good aware where and how many behind-the-scene “experts” are located in Syria, including in Aleppo province, who are involved in operational planning and supervision of the militants’ operations”, Konashenkov said.

 

He also noted that Russia is fully prepared to continue the dialogue with the American side. However, this dialogue must not contain even a hint of a threat to our soldiers and Russian citizens.

 

Earlier, the US State Department spokesman John Kirby said that in case of continuation of the civil war, the terrorists will strike at Russian interests and cities.