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BRUSSELS, January 16 (Itar-Tass) – The Russian General Staff follows the situation with the supply of Patriot missile air-defense complexes to Turkey, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov, and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, told reporters after the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the level of Chiefs of General Staff on Wednesday.
“Any accumulation of armaments, particularly in crisis areas, creates added risks,” he said. “There is also the danger of provocations regarding these armaments and servicemen deploying them,” he said. The General Staff “closely follows this situation,” the Russian military commander stressed.
“Partners tell us that these air-defense weapons will not be used to create any no-flight zones over Syria,” Gerasimov went on. Meanwhile, “there is concern that certain forces show increasingly an inclination to settle the conflict in a military way.”
“Our view is that it is for the Syrians to solve their own problems. Outside interference will have catastrophic consequences for the region,” Gerasimov said.