Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
Experts believe Russia not ready for crypto assetsBusiness & Economy September 22, 16:09
ST PETERSBURG, June 26 (Itar-Tass) - Russia exerts all efforts to convince the world community to settle the conflict in Syria by peaceful means in order to prevent the collapse of the country, Federation Council chairperson Valentina Matviyenko said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a visiting session of the Federation Council, Matviyenko said, “Now the international community should concentrate the efforts to immediately cease violence and the killing of people in order to start talks between the Syrian government and all opposition groups to improve the dialogue and work out the agenda for the future of Syria.”
“Today Russia realises all threats that any other scenario can carry,” she said, adding, “If there is no peaceful settlement, Syria can divide on clan and national principles. Today there is a big danger that these territories can be governed by radical extremists and even terrorist groups.”
Matviyenko said she is sure that this scenario should be prevented because it could pose a threat to the whole region and to Russia as well.
She believes that this will destabilize the situation in the region and violate economic and other relations between Russia and the countries of the region.