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Russia Strongly Objects to No-Fly Zone in Syria

© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankRussian servicemen at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria.
Russian servicemen at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria. - Sputnik International
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Russia is categorically against implementing a no-fly zone in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Thursday.

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk at a military complex, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo that rebels had seized last month, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on September 5, 2016. - Sputnik International
Russia Not Backing Out of Syria Ceasefire Pact With US
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is categorically against implementing a no-fly zone in Syria and calls for solutions that benefit all conflicting parties, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Thursday.

"There are talks again, including at a very high level, of enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria to stabilize the situation. This solution is completely unacceptable to us. We saw what such measures led to in other parts of the world,' Ryabkov told RIA Novosti news agency.

Ryabkov urged all sides in Syrian conflict to stop derailing the peace plan brokered by the United States and Russia on September 9.

According to Ryabkov, the implementation of Syria ceasefire by all conflicting parties will top discussion agenda at Syria Support Group meeting on Thursday.

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