Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the release of terrorists from almost the entire territory of Syria, including the traditional places of residence of Christians.
The Russian leader spoke about this during a meeting with heads of delegations of local Orthodox churches.
“Many Christian churches and monasteries are looted and destroyed. Today the situation in this country is gradually changing. The Syrian armed forces, with the support of the Russian military, liberated virtually the entire territory of the country from terrorists, including places of historical residence for Christians,” Putin said.
He also added that Russia intends to help restore the shrines of Islam and Judaism that suffered during the fighting against terrorists in Syria.
Earlier, Putin said that more than 98% of the country is under the control of the Syrian government.