The chief of the General staff Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the United States Joseph Dunford discussed by telephone the situation in Eastern ghouta, according to the Ministry of defense.
«13 March 2018 at the initiative of the Russian side telephone conversation of the chief of General staff of the Armed forces – first Deputy defense Minister army General Valery Gerasimov with the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford. The parties discussed issues related to the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the situation in Eastern ghouta», – quotes the message of the Russian defense Ministry TASS.
«General of the army Valery Gerasimov and General Joseph Dunford agreed to continue bilateral contacts,» – said the defense Ministry.
Earlier in the day, Gerasimov said that the Syrian opposition is prepared in Eastern ghouta provocation using chemical weapons: «Assembled a crowd of brought from other areas of women, children and the elderly, who will represent the victims of a chemical incident. There are already activists of the «white helmets» and the crew equipment satellite broadcast».
According to him, Americans are going to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, and then attack government institutions. The General noted that these institutions are Russian citizens.