Lavrov: joint projects with Japan to bring relations to new levelRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 12:29
Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Aleppo daily unlike UK — Defense MinistryWorld December 03, 7:29
Foreign ministers of Russia, Japan will discuss Putin’s upcoming visit to TokyoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 3:37
President of Luxembourg Forum welcomes Russia’s attention to threat of nuclear terrorismWorld December 03, 3:11
Presidential polls to determine vector for Uzbekistan’s further development — CEC chairmanWorld December 03, 2:44
Lavrov, Kerry discuss settlement in Syria at conference in RomeWorld December 03, 1:36
Kiev halves water supplies to LPR from another pumping station — LPR negotiatorWorld December 03, 0:50
Civilian wounded by Ukrainian sniper near Gorlovka — agencyWorld December 03, 0:31
Reconciliation agreements signed with 6 Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 02, 23:50
MOSCOW, January 23 (Itar-Tass) — Russia so far has no plans to cut the number of Russian embassy personnel in Damascus, RF Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
“As for the embassy, we believe that there should be non-essential staff there, not needed for everyday activities,” the minister said. “Actually, there are no such staff members there.” “The families have left a long time ago because the work there is not very quiet,” he explained.
“The embassy is fully operational,” Lavrov emphasised. “It fulfils the set tasks, maintains contacts with the Syrian leadership, with the opposition forces. So far there are no other plans.”
However, the Russian foreign minister said that as any country, Russia “has plans in case the situation deteriorates.”