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Konashenkov: Russia never received any coordinates form US on any terrorist organization or so-called moderate opposition in Syria

Moscow, The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday reaffirmed that Moscow has never received any maps or coordinates from the US regarding the areas where Jabhat al-Nusra, the ISIS or the so-called "moderate opposition" exist in Syria.

The Ministry's Spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a press statement "The United States could not even fulfill its obligations under the US-Russian agreements," adding "Russia has not received any maps, objects' coordinates or any other intel on any terrorist organization in Syria, from ISIS to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations."

Konashenkov said that when journalists document targeting the neighborhoods of the city, the US holds Jabhat al-Nusra responsible for that, and when the Syrian army responds to the fire sources, the US talks about attacking the opposition by the Syrian army.

Commenting on US State Department spokesperson John Kirby's statement about the humanitarian pause in Syria, Konashenkov said that it underlines the difference between Russia's and the US' understanding of the pause's use.

He said "Such statements show that Moscow and the State Department have a different understanding of the 'use' of the humanitarian pauses."

Konashenkov went on saying "Throughout the whole anti-terrorist operation in Syria we are paying a special attention to the warring sides' reconciliation and delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrians."

"In the last few months alone, Russia delivered more than 100 tons of the most necessary cargos to Aleppo - food, medicine and necessities. All the civilians of Aleppo received this aid, without any limits for the Western and Eastern parts," Konashenkov indicated.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency