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LOUGH ERNE, June 18 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian stand on the settlement in Syria is in line with the stands of other G8 countries, which is confirmed by the statement of the Group of Eight, Sergei Ryabkov, Russian deputy foreign minister, told reporters on Tuesday.
He commented on the statement of the Canadian prime minister that G8 is “seven plus one” as regards the Syrian problem. “I believe it would be interesting to know why Canada should make such statements. The stands, also on Syria, coincide to such a degree that the description ‘seven plus one’ does not fit at all,” the deputy minister stressed. “The leaders gathered together for direct communication. I am sure they had enough time for that, so there must be no room for misconception by the Canadian side or attempts to see in the Russian position something that was never there,” Ryabkov said.
He said such pronouncements by the Canadian side cannot be ignored. “All this does nothing to promote mutual understanding,” he believes. “This is a live political process, and people sometimes say things they later regret,” Ryabkov added. He has expressed surety that after the summit the Canadian side will have fewer reasons to speak in that vein.
A source in the Russian delegation said that the G8 leaders were working on the joint Communique on Syria till half past two in the morning.