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    Russian Air Campaign Helping Political Settlement Process in Syria – Lavrov

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow has consistently backed the promotion of intra-Syrian dialogue in accordance with the decisions that were made back in 2012.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian anti-terrorist air campaign has created favorable conditions for political process on the Syrian reconciliation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

    "The operation of our Aerospace Forces, in addition to the results that have been achieved on the ground directly in the course of the military actions on suppressing the terrorists, helped to create the conditions for a political process," Lavrov stated at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Moscow has consistently backed the promotion of intra-Syrian dialogue in accordance with the decisions that were made back in 2012, he added.

    "Our proposals faced the lack of willingness of our partners to address this issue, but since the start of operations of our Aerospace Forces [in Syria] the situation started to change," Lavrov noted.

    The first steps have been made on the results of the conversations of the Russian and US leaders, and the Russian-US colleagues have begun to prepare a wider process of external accompaniment of the negotiations, he outlined.


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