Russia: Syrian opposition backers seek regime change

Lavrov accused backers of the Syrian opposition on Friday of seeking "regime change".

Russia: Syrian opposition backers seek regime change

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused backers of the Syrian opposition on Friday of seeking "regime change" and said the creation of a transitional governing body must not be the sole focus of peace talks in Geneva.

Lavrov said there were ongoing attempts to derail the talks and suggested the opposition and its backers were to blame, saying warnings that the negotiations could not go on forever were neither constructive nor logical after only two rounds. 

Russia warns West against interference in Ukraine

 Lavrov warned the West against interfering in Ukraine's crisis, saying at a news conference with his German counterpart that citizens of the ex-Soviet state should be allowed to resolve matters themselves.

"We believe Ukrainians themselves should find a way out of the political crisis ... We expect all other partners of Ukraine to follow the same principle," Lavrov said.

Last Mod: 14 Şubat 2014, 10:22
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