Baku – APA. It is impossible to defeat Islamic State without successful ground operations, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with BBC Hard Talk.
Peskov noted that the Russian air operations aim to strengthen the position of the Syrian army.
According to him, the future of President Bashar al-Assad depends on the Syrian people. “Neither Paris nor London, nor Washington, nor Moscow has right to say who can become president of Syria,” he added.