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The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is considering the attack of Coalition forces against Russian mercenaries from PMC Wagner 7 February in Syria as evidence of the tough stance against the Kremlin. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to sources close to the White house.
According to the report, the press Secretary of the administration of us President Sarah Sanders at the briefing also referred to the “incident” with the mass extermination of Russian mercenaries, which threatens to increase tensions with Moscow, arguing that the current President of the trump more cruel towards Russia than his predecessor Barack Obama.
“He (the President trump – ed.) did a lot of things to put pressure on Russia and to be harsh against Russia. Last week took place the incident which will be reported in the coming days, and this is another episode in which the current President has shown rigidity in relation to Russia”, – said the press Secretary of the White house.
A source said that trump would like to speak and to recall the fight in Syria to “demonstrate its resolve in the confrontation with Moscow.” The reason for this is, in particular, the increasing political pressure on the White house after the announcement by the Ministry of justice of the Kremlin report, which contains the names 13 Russians and three companies that can apply new sanctions.
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7 February 2018, according to the Pentagon, about 300-500 soldiers of the combined forces to support the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad attacked the headquarters of the Kurdish Syrian democratic forces (SDF) in the district of the city of Deir ez-Zor, but retreated after coalition air strikes. According to various estimates, killed more than a hundred proasadovskih fighters.
According to the media and OSINT reconnaissance, asadovtsy was probably going to seize oil-rich territory in Kusama. According to unofficial data, this armed formation were the mercenaries accountable to the Kremlin private military company Dmitry “Wagner” Utkina and military from Iran. Previously, CIT said that it has identified four possible mercenaries PMC Wagner: Kirill, Ananiev, Alexei Ladygin (Ryazan), Vladimir Loginov (Kaliningrad), Stanislav Matveyev and Igor Kosoturov (Asbestos), Alexei Shikhov (Nizhny Novgorod), Vladimir “Apostle” and Ruslan Gavrilov (Cedar). They killed. At least Ladygin and Kosoturov previously fought against Ukraine in the Donbas.
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