14 December 2012, 11:43

Russia foreign office denies pro- opposition statements on Syria

Russia foreign office denies pro- opposition statements on Syria

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has denied having made any new statements on Syria, the ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich said Friday.

A number of Russian media sources Thursday cited Mr. Bogdanov as allegedly saying he didn’t exclude the possibility of Syrian opposition winning the year-long war against the Assad regime.

The Syrian security forces are gradually losing control over the country’s territory, he was reported to say.

According to Mr. Lukashevich, Russian media cited “the irreconcilable Syrian opposition and its foreign sponsors predicting a quick victory over Damascus.”

Mikhail Bogdanov reiterated Russia’s commitment to the political path in the framework of the Geneva communiqué signed by the Syria Action Group in June 30, 2012.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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