Poddubny about stripping Idlib: Russian military left no choice for Turks

The Turkish side promised in the near future to conduct a special operation in the Syrian province of Idlib on its own, in order to ensure security on the M4 highway (Latakia - Aleppo). This was announced in his YouTube channel by the Russian military journalist VGTK Yevgeny Poddubny.

The correspondent said that the second joint Russian-Turkish patrol of the mentioned route, “which took place along the terrorist enclave, although formally, but nevertheless took place.

Turkish generals found such a form, “shortened scheme”, “route of a couple of kilometers”, in which you can save face and gain time, it seems, and patrolling took place and so far did not have to rake up the terrorist “hornet’s nest”

- said Poddubny.

However, Poddubny is sure that the Turks will still have to clear the strategic road and the territories adjacent to it from militants. He specified that the Russian negotiators went to meet Ankara and agreed to such a scheme. At the same time, the Turks pledged to carry out an anti-terrorist operation in the region on their own in the near future.

So now the Turkish military, as they say, is pressed against the wall, and they will have to solve this problem as soon as possible. Otherwise, Damascus and Moscow will have an additional argument to independently clean out the Idlib province from bandits.

The Turks will have to convince the leaders of the militants to withdraw their forces north of the M4 highway. At the same time, Poddubny doubts that they will be able to force the terrorists to leave their positions.

Unless (to the Turks - ed.) You have to shoot for a beautiful picture

- explained Poddubny.

The war correspondent believes that Ankara will try to convince the radicals, bribe, threaten them. Turks will open fire only as a last resort.

We remind you that recently, Poddubny is already claimedthat the Turks are preparing for a special operation against militants in Idlib. Well, how events will develop in reality, we will soon find out.
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  1. Alexander Malchukov (Alexander Malchukov) 25 March 2020 12: 30
    Damascus does not need any "additional reason" to clean up (liberate) Idlib from bandit formations. Idlib is the territory of Syria, not Turkey, which in this case is an interventionist. It is strange that the Russian leadership does not consider Turkey an invader.
    1. Robert Korsunsky_2 (Robert Korsunsky) 25 March 2020 22: 04
      Not strange!) Putin is trying to sit on two chairs! And not to quarrel with Erdogan (otherwise the southern stream will tryndets). And not to lose face before Assad! Although on the example of Yanukovych, I must understand how the policy of "two chairs" ends!
      1. koin.samuil Offline koin.samuil
        koin.samuil (Samuel) 26 March 2020 18: 47
        No need to worry about Putin. He knows what he is doing and how to sit on chairs. Russia's task is not to sit on chairs, but in an armchair.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 25 March 2020 13: 08
    I don’t understand what kind of policy Putin is pursuing in Syria. If you wet the terrorists, then why these constant ceasefires? They began to liberate the territory; the United States came to replace the terrorists. You can understand these exceptional ones, but why let Turkey go? Indeed, Putin personally agreed with his friend! And now this is a truce. Turks only dig in and open new observation posts! Was this provided for by agreements? Something about this was not even mentioned anywhere! I believe that in order to talk with Turkey in Syria, and even more so to conclude agreements, it is necessary for Turkey to prove by deed that it is fighting terrorists, and not speaking on their side. But this is not yet, but there is a seizure of foreign territory!
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 26 March 2020 13: 55
    It is clear that our policy in Syria should be flexible and well-adjusted, but this does not mean that we must constantly agree with the Turkish challenges, and now and then go on about the Turks so that they are not offended and do not block the Bosphorus for our ships.
  4. koin.samuil Offline koin.samuil
    koin.samuil (Samuel) 26 March 2020 18: 49
    It is strange that people who do not always find Syria on the map undertake to evaluate Russia's actions in this country.