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January 12th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

Ruptly – Translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu slammed Pentagon chief Ashton Carter for confusing the facts, after the US official said Russia’s contribution to fighting terrorism in Syria was “virtually zero.” Shoigu advised Carter to be more careful with his assessments.

The Western coalition was in Syria for two years before Russia’s air campaign began in 2015 –  given ISIL was only getting stronger, what exactly they were doing there is the million dollar question.