Syrian Opposition Declares Desire to Improve Relations With Russia

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

31st January, 2016


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The delegation of the Syrian opposition at talks in Geneva said that he expects an improvement of relations with Russia. On Sunday, January 21st, RIA Novosti reported this with reference to the press-Secretary of the delegation of Monzer Mahus.

The Syrian opposition relies on the establishment of relations with Russia, but Moscow should stop supporting the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“We want Russia to turn to the side of the Syrian people. The current regime should not stay in power. We had good relations with Russia for 50 years. We need to fix them, but Russia must change their position and stop supporting the Syrian regime,” said Mahus.

On the 30th of January, in Geneva, negotiations began under the auspices of the United Nations for a peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict.

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