Lavrov urged the US authorities

All countries should respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, to agree on any action «on the ground» with Damascus. This was stated on Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov after the meeting of foreign Ministers of the BRICS countries.

«As for what is happening «on the ground» in Syria, we believe that it is necessary to fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, as provided in resolutions of the UN Security Council, 2254 and other UN documents, — quotes words of the Minister. — Therefore, any actions on the ground, and there are many participants, including participants who carry out military actions must be coordinated with Damascus.»

«This is what we do together with Turkey and Iran, when we promote the Astana process, — said the Russian foreign Minister. All of its initiatives, the proposals we agree with the position of the Syrian government.»

«We believe that everyone should act as well, especially when we are talking about the occupation of some areas in Syria, including areas that can cause issues from the point of view of the true intentions of those who carries out such seizures, — said Lavrov. We call on the United States and all other who have their hand or their advisers on the ground (in Syria), to ensure coordination in our work.»

According to him, the zone of de-escalation are one of the possible options for moving forward together. «I invite everyone to avoid unilateral actions, to respect the sovereignty of Syria and to connect to our common work, which is coordinated with the Syrian government,» — said the Minister.

According to Lavrov, Moscow urges Washington to ensure coordination in the work on Syria and to respect the sovereignty of the country.

«We urge the United States and all other who have their hand or their advisers on the ground (in Syria), to ensure coordination in our work, — said the Minister. Zone of de-escalation are one of the possible options for moving forward together».

«I invite everyone to avoid unilateral actions, to respect the sovereignty of Syria and to connect to our common work, which is coordinated with the Syrian government,» — said Lavrov.



Lavrov urged the US authorities 19.06.2017

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