8 November 2011, 00:14

Russia drums up support for Syria peace

Russia drums up support for Syria peace

Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov calls on his colleagues in many countries and the heads of international organizations to support a peace roadmap for Syria proposed by the Arab League, and which has already been embraced by Damascus.

Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov calls on his colleagues in many countries and the heads of international organizations to support a peace roadmap for Syria proposed by the Arab League, and which has already been embraced by Damascus.

Russia welcomes as a step in the right direction President Bashar Assad’s decision to free hundreds of detained opposition activists and pardon militants who agree to lay down their arms.

At the same time, Moscow wants the Syrian opposition to distance itself from extremists who provoke government crackdowns in order to derail the peace plan, proposed by the Arab League.

(VoR)

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