Russia hopes Astana talks on Syria will yield package of documents on de-escalation zonesRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 20:31
Russians’ real incomes up by 3% in May - Russian finance ministerBusiness & Economy June 25, 18:39
All doping tests of Russian players at 2014 FIFA World Cup are negativeSport June 25, 15:10
Police refrains from calling Newcastle incident a terrorist attackWorld June 25, 13:14
Putin offers condolences to Pakistan’s president over fire victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 12:39
Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
PARIS, October 31 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia calls on the Syrian opposition to appoint a negotiator because nothing can be achieved without negotiation, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
“Speaking of the work with the opposition, we should talk to the whole opposition that cannot even come to the negotiating table for the time being, let alone forming a delegation for work,” Lavrov said on Wednesday, October 31.
“There is no person who could speak on behalf of the Syrian opposition and there will no progress without negotiation,” he said.
Lavrov urged international players to influence the Syrian sides in order to prod them towards dialogue.
“If a priority goal of all of us is to stop the violence, each one of us mist say one and the same thing to the Syrian forces he can influence: stop hostilities simultaneously,” the minister said.
“Russia is working with all opposition forces. We would like those who work with the opposition to talk to the government as well. After all the government represents a certain and quite considerable part of the Syrian population,” Lavrov said.