"There is no need to demonize Assad. Also, there is no need to demonize other people, except, maybe, the terrorists operating in Syria," he said.
Touching on the Syrian crisis, Lavrov added that daily coordination between Russia and the US-led coalition is a key to the settlement of the Syrian crisis and to addressing humanitarian issues.
At the same time, the Russian Foreign Minister warned that putting forward preconditions for engaging in intra-Syrian settlement talks is a "road to nowhere" and a blunt provocation.
Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting opposition factions and terrorist groups such as Daesh and the Al-Nusra Front, which are banned in Russia.