Lavrov states that UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is facing pressure

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is facing pressure. According to the Russian Foreign Minister, de Mistura criticizes the Astana process for settling the conflict in Syria precisely for this reason.

“It’s a little strange when they try to influence him, that he criticizes the Astana process and the results of the Sochi congress,” Lavrov said at a news conference after talks with his counterparts from Turkey and Iran.

The Sochi declaration is supported by de Mistura for the successful fulfillment of the mandate laid down by resolution 2254 on Syria, the Russian minister noted.

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He also said that the demands of the Syrian opposition on regime change make it difficult to resume negotiations in Geneva on a political settlement in Syria. 


Source Vesti
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