OREANDA-NEWSThe illegal US military presence in Syria should be stopped, despite their interest in oil fields. This was announced on Thursday by the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria.

"Syria should be immediately freed from the illegal foreign military presence, even if such an important resource as our American colleagues is at stake", he stressed. “Syria’s return of oil fields, by the way, would be a real US contribution to humanitarian assistance to the population of this country”, Polyansky added.

According to him, in the eyes of the Syrians, "the actions of the Americans look like robbery and robbery". US President Donald Trump at the end of October announced the withdrawal of the US military from the area of the Turkish operation in northern Syria, but said that Washington intends to maintain control of oil fields in the north-east of the country.