Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 18:15
Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 18:07
Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo ChampionshipsSport June 26, 18:03
Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020Military & Defense June 26, 17:41
GENEVA, March 13. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime in Syria should be termless, Russia's Ambassador to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin told TASS on Sunday.
He said, all statements from the opposing Supreme Commission for Negotiations about truce for two weeks are unacceptable.
"The ceasefire regime should remain until stable peace is established," the Russian diplomat said.
"We and all other responsible participants in the political process of the Syrian settlement consider it exactly this way - as the first step towards ceasefire and complete establishment of peace in Syria," he said.
Russia is calling on the Syrian parties to apply a balanced approach to the negotiations, Borodavkin told.
"We hope this time above all will be balanced and realistic approaches to the negotiations, and will begin a gradual process of implementing the UN SC resolution on Syria, which outlines the roadmap of gradual settlement of the Syrian crisis," the diplomat said.
Russia will assist the Syrian moderate opposition in consolidating, he added.
"We are trying to help the moderate Syrian oppositionists to get consolidated and to agree on basic provisions of their common political program," the diplomat said. "In the long run, it is their obligation to the Syrian people to follow strong and common positions.".