12:50 GMT06 May 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov discussed on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron the settlement of the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    "During the talks, the sides discussed in detail the situation in Syria, the acceleration of the political settlement in the country, as well as issues related to the post-conflict reconstruction of the country. They emphasized the importance of the quickest return of refugees and temporarily displaced people to their homes," the ministry said in a statement.

    "The sides also discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements, reached on February 12, 2015, confirming their intention to continue contacts in the Normandy Four format," the statement said.

    READ MORE: Lavrov Discussed in Jerusalem Iran's Withdrawal From Israeli Border — Kremlin

    Previously, real-time flight tracker Flightradar24 revealed that the plane of the Special Flight Squad "Russia" with Lavrov and Gerasimov presumably on board had departed from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport at 21:00 Moscow time on Monday (18:00GMT) and then landed in the Berlin airport.


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