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    Moscow's permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva said Syrian Kurds' participation in the peace talks was a must while Ankara's stance on barring them from the negotiations was unacceptable.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — Russia is demanding the participation of the Syrian Kurds in the Geneva talks while the Turkey's "blackmail" in this regard is unacceptable, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    "We are constantly repeating that Turkey's blackmail in relation to the fact that the Syrian Kurds allegedly must not and should not be admitted to the negotiations is absolutely unacceptable. We are strongly demanding from the UN Special Envoy for Syria [Staffan de Mistura], for the Syrian Kurds to be provided with a dignified place in the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva," Borodavkin said.


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