Russia’s Lavrov Calls for Syria-Turkey Talks to Resolve Afrin Standoff

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the situation in Syria’s Afrin could be resolved through direct dialogue between Damascus and Ankara, the Interfax news agency cited him as saying. Turkey-led forces will begin besieging the town in coming days, part of Ankara’s operation to drive out the Kurdish YPG militia, President Tayyip … Continue reading Russia’s Lavrov Calls for Syria-Turkey Talks to Resolve Afrin Standoff

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Putin, Erdogan Stress Iran’s Coordination on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the situation in Syria during which they also confirmed cooperation with Iran, official sources said. Special emphasis was placed on ways of enhancing Astana format cooperation, the Kremlin’s press-service said. 'In discussing the situation in Syria special attention … Continue reading Putin, Erdogan Stress Iran’s Coordination on Syria

Lavrov: Russia Concerned Over US Attempts to Break Up Syria

Lavrov called on the US not to "play with fire" in Syria and emphasized that the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be preserved. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has voiced concern that US actions in Syria are aimed at partitioning Syria and accused Washington of using the Kurds to undermine the Arab Republic's territorial integrity. "Such fears arise … Continue reading Lavrov: Russia Concerned Over US Attempts to Break Up Syria

Russia to Help Syria Relaunch Oil & Gas Production

Russia plans to help Damascus relaunch its energy industry which has been devastated by years of conflict, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on February 13, 2018. «We have signed a roadmap, not only in the field of electricity, but also oil and gas, covering the restoration of oil fields and the development of new deposits,» … Continue reading Russia to Help Syria Relaunch Oil & Gas Production

Russia, Kazakhstan Discuss Preparations for 9th Astana Meeting on Syria

Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Russia, Imanghali Tasmaghambetov, discussed with Russia’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Alexey Borodavkin, preparations for the 9th round of Astana meeting on Syria which will be held following the meeting of foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and the Turkey next month. The Kazakh capital, Astana, hosted eight meetings on Syria, the last of which … Continue reading Russia, Kazakhstan Discuss Preparations for 9th Astana Meeting on Syria

Chinese, Russian Ambassadors: Any Decision on Syria Should be Taken by Syrian People Without Foreign Intervention

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzya stressed that any decision on Syria should to be taken by the Syrian people themselves without any foreign intervention or dictates. Addressing the UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Syria, Nebenzya underlined the success of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress recently held in … Continue reading Chinese, Russian Ambassadors: Any Decision on Syria Should be Taken by Syrian People Without Foreign Intervention

Moscow Invites BRICS To Invest In Rebuilding Syria

Russia has invited its partners among the BRICS nations (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) to establish a foothold in the promising Syrian market. “According to Syrian estimates, losses in the real sector of the economy topped $75 billion,” the Russian Ambassador to the country, Alexander Kinshchak said. “UN experts believe that it will take … Continue reading Moscow Invites BRICS To Invest In Rebuilding Syria