Finished in Geneva seventh round of negotiations on settling the situation in Syria. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin told about fundamental changes in the position of the opponents of the Syrian regime.
«The opposition in this round has never mentioned the need for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic», — said the Russian diplomat expressed hope for consolidation of the opposition.
«And to a radical opposition and their sponsors realized that you first need to establish peace in Syria, and then to negotiate a political reform in the context of normalization of the situation in the country,» said Borodavkin.
Syrian government forces backed by the Russian air force took control of the oil fields in raqqa province. However, they do not interfere in the battles in raqqa, where Kurdish allies of the US.
In the province of Aleppo, Syrian army troops and Shiite fighters took territory in the area of the Euphrates river. The militants of the «Islamic state» were forced to evacuate, pulling forces to raqqa.