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Lavrov discussed with Kerry the situation in Syria

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov have discussed the Syrian settlement with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry during a telephone conversation on 20 February.

The main part of the conversation was devoted to the order of execution of the decision on the cessation of hostilities in Syria, except terrorist operations.

«Confirmed that development of mechanisms of performance of these tasks requires coordination on the military side. Progress in the delivery of humanitarian cargo in blockaded areas in Syria. Sergey Lavrov also drew attention to the inadmissibility of provocative actions of Turkey, violating the territorial integrity of Syria», — said the press service of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation. We will remind, the USA and France rejected Russia introduced a draft UN security Council resolution condemning military intervention aimed at undermining the integrity of Syria.

In addition, Lavrov discussed with Kerry other topical international issues and bilateral relations.

Earlier the Syrian opposition said that Russia is obliged to stop the bombing in the event of a ceasefire. The opposition also demanded to lift the siege with the settlements and to miss humanitarian aid in areas experiencing a shortage of food and medicine.

The opposition declared that the «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» should also be part of the agreement, whereas Russia and the USA carry it to the terrorists as «Islamic state», and excluded from the agreement on a ceasefire.

Lavrov discussed with Kerry the situation in Syria 20.02.2016

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