'Russia will continue contacts with Hamas'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Russia is going to continue to maintain the relationswith the Palestinian Hamas.

'Russia will continue contacts with Hamas'
"We are maintaining our relations with Hamas. Khaled Mashal has visited Moscow more than once. And we will continue these contacts," Lavrov said in an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper published on Tuesday.

These relations pursue only one goal: to make sure that the Palestinian unity is restored, and that Hamas steers toward accepting the calls addressed by the global community. "Including by the quartet of international mediators," the Russian foreign minister said.

Regrettably, for a number of factors agreements were suspended and "the situation is where it is now," he also said.

"We will also discuss this topic with the Syrian leadership," Lavrov said.

Interfax
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