• Lavrov urged Washington to refrain from unilateral action in Syria

  • Moscow calls on Washington to coordinate its actions with partners in the settlement of the Syrian crisis. About it, on Monday, June 19, said foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov at a joint press conference of foreign Ministers of the BRICS in Beijing.

    "Zone of de-escalation are one of the possible options for moving forward together. We invite everyone to avoid unilateral actions, to respect the sovereignty of Syria and to connect to our common work", — said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.

    Lavrov added that "all must coordinate their actions with the Syrian government in Syria". "Especially when we are talking about the occupation of some areas in the country, including areas that can cause issues from the point of view of the true intentions of those who carry out such seizures," explained the Minister.

    The evening of 18 June, the Ministry of defense of Syria said, the coalition led by the USA shot down aircraft Syrian air force in the area of Raqqa during the execution of combat missions against militants of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IG, is prohibited in Russia). The pilot of the plane is still not found. The coalition led by the USA confirmed the destruction of the aircraft, the Syrian air force.

    The international coalition led by the United States acts in Syria since September 2014. The operation is performed without the consent of Damascus.


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