Russia doubts US will withdraw troops from Syria
24 December, 2018
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Ryabkov, said on Monday that he doubts the U.S. will withdraw from Syria, despite the recent announcement from President Donald Trump.
“The U.S.’ presence in Syria is based on a combination of interests,” Ryabkov began.
“I don’t believe the U.S. will withdraw its from Syria,” he said, adding that “we are aware of and informed enough about what is happening with regard to the withdrawal or preservation of the U.S. military presence in Syria.”
Ryabkov said that the U.S.’ actions in Syria have not changed, despite Trump’s recent announcement about their withdrawal.