Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister (2005-2011) comment on the situation in Syria.
Russia and Brazil have supported early political solution of the Syrian armed conflict, the Statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer says.
Iranian foreign minister says the Astana Talks, an initiative by Iran, Russia, and Turkey to help settle the six-year crisis in Syria, has so far been the only fruitful process to restore peace to the war-torn country.
De-escalation zones in Syria should not play the role of prototypes of the country’s territorial split but, much rather, would help establish collaboration between the parties of the civil conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Le Figaro.
Russia and Saudi Arabia hailed their growing partnership in oil markets and dialogue on Syria Tuesday, in a departure from past hostilities between the top global producers and major players in the Middle East.
Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu underlined the presence of constructive coordination with Israel to reduce tensions in south Syria, stressing that the priority was to draft a new Syrian constitution during the upcoming Astana meetings.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with US State Secretary Rex Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday, with focus on the Syria crisis, topical international and bilateral issues. Lavrov has arrived in the United States on a three-day working visit.
The Syrian government supports a Russian proposal to create four de-escalation zones intended to quell fighting in the country’s six-year-old civil war, Syrian state media reported the foreign ministry as having said on Wednesday.
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said that the Syrian opposition has confirmed its participation in talks on Syria settlement, set to take place this week in Astana.