PARNAS leader attacked during march in Nemtsov’s memorySociety & Culture February 26, 16:59
Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Russian skiers Ustyugov, Kryukov win team sprint at World ChampionshipsSport February 26, 15:23
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
BERLIN, March 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia does not defend the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but Russia prevents the U.N. Security Council from taking unrealistic decisions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
After a tripartite meeting with German and Polish Foreign Ministers, Guido Westerwelle and Radoslaw Sikorski, on Wednesday, Lavrov said, “We put forth two variants of the resolution, which had not been upheld by our Western partners, primarily by the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.”
“They insisted the resolution include an ultimatum and threats to the al-Assad government to unilaterally make the Syrian president to withdraw his units. We opposed these resolutions. We did not defend the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but we prevented the U.N. Security Council from taking unrealistic decisions,” the Russian minister said.
“I’m very glad that our colleagues gave up ultimatums and threats, as well as attempts to solve the problem by unilateral requirements towards the Syrian government,” he added.