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    Russia to Never Contact, Negotiate With Daesh, Nusra Front

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    Russia will not attempt to make any contacts or negotiate with terrorist groups, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will not attempt to make any contacts or negotiate with the Daesh and Nusra Front militant groups, even if they lay down their arms, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said.

    "These are terrorist groups, we shall not make any contacts with them. There will never be a discussion on the rights of terrorists, on preconditions. Russia will not negotiate with them," Syromolotov told RIA Novosti.

    Both Daesh and Nusra Front, which renamed itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham this summer, are banned in Russia.

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