The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at press conference following talks with foreign Ministers of Iran and Syria supported the continuation of active hostilities in Aleppo. He stated that “terrorists have to finish”, and the opposition had enough time to distance themselves, reports “Interfax”. While Lavrov urged to develop a modern “Marshall plan” for Syria.
According to the Russian Minister, the Russian aviation 10 days of strikes on targets in and around Aleppo. “Today 10 days, as neither Russia nor Syria has not used its air and military space forces around Aleppo at all. And of course, during this period it was quite possible to understand at least the disengagement in Eastern Aleppo, not to mention other parts of Syria, although this task is very acute for other areas in the Syrian Arab Republic,” Lavrov said.
“If our Western partners only in words, engaged in anti-terrorist struggles, we still are determined to bring the matter to an end in practice,” – said the diplomat.
He also recalled that “our agreement with the Americans began with the statement that a priority is the separation of the moderate opposition from the terrorists.” Lavrov agreed with the foreign Minister of Syria Muallem Valita on this issue: “there’s No movement, no, and, frankly, don’t expect to be, at least soon.”
“The situation in Aleppo is now seriously deteriorating. The implementation of the cessation of hostilities disrupted by the armed opposition. The US and its allies in the region are unable or unwilling to enforce the cessation of hostilities wards. As a result, under the threat there were thousands of civilians in East Aleppo, which the terrorists use as human shields” – quoted Lavrov TASS.
“We take very seriously hoped that the humanitarian pause and no aircraft will be used by our American partners, in order to finally convince the so-called moderate opposition to dissociate themselves from the “jabhat al Fatah ash-sham” (an organization banned in Russia. – Approx. NEWSru.com), from the former “Nusra”, which essentially runs East of Aleppo, and commanded all the others are there factions of the armed opposition,” explained the Minister.
Lavrov proposed to develop a “Marshall plan” for Syria
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia has proposed to develop a modern “Marshall plan” for Syria, Reuters reports. In his view, no alternative to a political settlement of the situation in Syria, and the sanctions against the country will harm its civilian population.
Lavrov said that during talks with the foreign Ministers of Iran and Syria was done “focus on the need to continue and intensify the uncompromising struggle against terrorism.” And the issues related to the improvement of the humanitarian situation, the cessation of hostilities and “immediate start of inter-Syrian negotiations”, were the second major topic of the meeting.
Note that during a speech at the meeting of the discussion club “Valdai” in Sochi on 27 October, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared need of development of modern “Marshall plan” for the Middle East, reports RBC.