Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a phone call on the Syria crisis with his American counterpart Rex Tillerson, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that breaking the Deir Ez Zor siege by the Syrian Army is an important step in the fight against terrorism in Syria.
“Indeed, it is an important milestone in the war on terror in Syria, the siege of Deir Ez Zor has been broken, where the Syrian troops and civilians remained besieged by the ISIS militants for several years,” he said, TASS reported.
“Now that the siege is broken, conditions have been created for achieving another important task, which is the liberation of Deir Ez Zor from terrorists,” the Russian top diplomat added.
“The Syrian troops supported by our Aerospace Force continue its activities aimed at achieving this goal,” Lavrov said.
On Tuesday, Syrian government troops broke through the defenses of the ISIS terrorists on the outskirts of Deir Ez Zor and broke the three-year siege of the city.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed on Monday that Russia and Egypt are keen to combat terrorism and stressed the need to end its funding and stop its ideological support.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed that resolving the crisis in Syria would have been greatly advanced if the United States kept its promise to separate the “opposition” from the terrorists.
The Russian announcement of the de-escalation zones in Syria is moving at an accelerating pace, with the statement about two new areas in two weeks. Moscow announced de-escalation zones in the southwest of Syria, including the provinces of Suwayda, Daraa and Quneitra.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that Russia and the Kurds of Iraq have strong historical ties that go back decades and that Moscow makes sure its ties with Iraqi Kurdistan do not have a negative impact on anyone else, particularly the Iraqi central government.
The Syrian opposition should renounce ultimatums and preconditions at the negotiations in Geneva, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday following talks with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders.
Syrian opposition group Syria’s Tomorrow is placing great expectations on Russia’s role in intra-Syrian dialogue that would include opposition and the government, Ahmad Jarba, the group’s leader, said Thursday at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The current situation in Syria shows shortcomings in the coordination of actions to counter terrorism in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.