North Korea test fires another missileWorld May 29, 1:29
Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at 70th Cannes Film Festival with his LovelessSociety & Culture May 28, 21:32
Three Russian tourists hurt is road accident with tourist minibus in TurkeySociety & Culture May 28, 18:58
Some 40,000 cyclists taking part in Moscow cycle paradeSociety & Culture May 28, 18:33
Corporation Irkut: MS-21 first flight performed in routine modeBusiness & Economy May 28, 16:54
Ukrainian military launch more than 180 shells, mines on Donetsk within one dayWorld May 28, 16:36
Minister: Russia may supply 1,000 MC-21 planes to 2037Business & Economy May 28, 14:42
Lavrov: China, ASEAN interested in organization of Eurasian partnershipRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 11:45
MC-21 airliner makes first test flight - sourceBusiness & Economy May 28, 11:00
MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. The United States, while making its decision to stop cooperation with Russia on Syria, is staking on a military scenario and a forcible change of power in Damascus, a senior Russian senator told the Izvestia daily.
Konstantin Kosachev, the chairman of the international affairs committee of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament, said that by the decision, the United States hopes to bring to power the moderate opposition, and then address the problem of terrorism in Syria.
"This is road to nowhere, as a forcible change of power, including through support of the opposition from outside, will only replay the scenario we’ve seen in Iraq and Libya, and will lead to disintegration and destabilization," Kosachev said.
He said Russia still speaks for "transition of the Syrian crisis to the political tracks, termination of the civil war and the start of a consolidated opposition to terrorists."
On October 3, U.S. Department of State spokesman John Kirby said that the United States suspends the use of bilateral channels with Russia that were established to maintain the ceasefire regime in Syria.