associate sponsors

Llyod
HDFC

Ground operation in Syria will lead to a full-fledged, long war, Russian PM says | Reuters

MOSCOW Any ground operation in Syria will lead to "a full-fledged, long war", Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Euronews TV station in an interview.

Major powers agreed on Friday in Munich to a pause in combat in Syria, which killed at least 250,000 people. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that if the peace plan fails, more foreign troops could enter the conflict.

Commenting on Kerry's words, Medvedev said: "These are futile words, he should not have said that for a simple reason: if all he wants is a protracted war, he can carry out ground operations and anything else. But don’t try to frighten anyone."

U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending U.S. ground troops to Syria, but Saudi Arabia this month offered ground forces to fight Islamic State.

"Let me reiterate that no one is interested in a new war, and a ground operation is a full-fledged, long war," Medvedev said, according to a transcript of the interview with Euronews that was distributed by his office.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Katya Golubkova; editing by Christian Lowe)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Feb 14, 2016 23:45 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See



{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}