Lavrov: Russia, US, Turkey further working on Syria settlement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
Russia along with the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey continue the efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, RIA Novosti reported citing Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“We have been aspiring to solve the problem in the city of Aleppo for several months now. Relevant Russia-US agreements were signed. Unfortunately, the US basically quit the agreements when the agreements were coordinated,” said the foreign minister.
“The ‘humanitarian pauses’ were repeatedly declared. It has been two weeks that neither Russian nor Syrian air forces operate in Aleppo. But each time, extremists use these ‘humanitarian pauses’ to replenish their forces and weapons arsenal,” Lavrov said during his meeting with the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
The Jabhat al-Nusra group controls the eastern Aleppo, there are armed groups under its subordination, said Lavrov.
“They hold innocent civilians as hostages,” he added.
“We continue putting efforts together with Americans, representatives of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, and we are looking for the opportunities to resolve this crisis,” said Lavrov.