MOSCOW, February 7. /TASS/. The growing tension in Syria comes from NATO's senseless activities, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday commenting on the statement made by NATO’s head Jens Stoltenberg claiming 'intense Russian air strikes mainly targeting opposition groups in Syria are undermining the efforts to find a political solution to the conflict."
"Until the Russian aviation grouping appeared in Syria, those were the NATO countries, who for almost three years pretended there they were eliminating the international terrorists," the spokesman said. "And for all that time, nobody in the West, or in Brussels, would not even consider any talks in Syria. They were only verifying the deadline for the final collapse of the country under the scenario used in Libya, where those were the NATO countries, which established without hindrance the "democracy" of Western sort."
He continued saying "thanks to the actions of the Russian Air Force within only a few months the Syrian believed it is possible to fight and eliminate the international terrorism in their country. And, as a consequence, they could begin considering Syria’s future."
The spokesman called silly the claims from NATO’s head about the growing tension in the region caused by the Russian presence in Syria.
"If there is at all anyone who experiences "tension" from actions of the Russian Air Force in Syria - those are terrorists. And we have been telling about it and showing it most openly to the world from the very beginning of the mission," he said. "And thus, the question - why like with terrorists the "tension" is experienced in NATO’s some countries - is to be addressed to Mr. Stoltenberg directly.".