During the talks with the Head of Turkey's General Staff Hulusi Akar the Head of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said that the military operation "Euphrates Shield " is illegitimate from the point of view of international law, reported İnterfaks news agency citing its own sources in military circles of the General Staff of the Russian Federation.
During the meeting, Gerasimov pointed out to the Head of the Turkish Hulusi Akar the illegitimacy of the actions by the Turkish Armed Forces in Syria, said the source.
Gerasimov also underlined all the possible risks in case the operation in Syria continue and push forward. It has not been reported what Hulusi Akar responded to such Gerasimov’s statements.
Prior to paying the working visit to Turkey, Valery Gerasimov said that the Republic of Turkey no longer owes the Black Sea as it has the latter has given it to Russia.