ASTANA, November 23. /TASS/. Russia categorically opposes Israeli airstrikes on Syrian territory and demands that they be stopped, presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said on Wednesday. He was speaking after the 19th international meeting on Syria in the Astana format.
"As for Israeli airstrikes, we are strongly against such actions by the Israelis, even though they still say that this is their legal right. But we see that people are dying, not just infrastructure and arsenal being destroyed, and all this is happening on the territory of a sovereign state. Such actions, of course, are illegal, and do not comply with any international norms and laws. We are not only calling, we are demanding that Israel should stop these airstrikes and we will continue to do so," he said.
Lavrentiev expressed regret that Israel still is not listening to Russia's opinion on this matter.
"I think that this position on the part of the Israeli government requires adjustment," he stressed.