Lavrov: the United States refused to accept the Russian delegation to discuss Syria, and refused to go


MOSCOW, October 14. The U.S. announced that it will be unable to accept the high delegation of the Russian Federation to discuss Syria. This was stated by foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, speaking in the state Duma during the “Government hour”.

“We asked the Americans what yesterday informed the public of President Vladimir Putin, namely to send to Moscow a delegation of military experts to agree on a number of common steps, after which we would be willing to send to Washington a high delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and accompanied by military officers, the foreign Ministry, said the Minister. – This proposal was made, back when we were in new York at the end of September”.

According to him, the American side expressed readiness “to agree on measures to prevent unintended incidents in the air space over the region of the crisis”. “And such measures are agreed. Today, we officially said that the delegation was in Moscow to send them not, to accept in Washington the delegation does not work too and that the only thing that interested us colleagues, is to agree on steps that will enable incidents to be avoided,” the Minister said.

“It’s a shame. It is important that our military, who work in the skies over Syria, and American military pilots understand who does what, and to avoid any accidents. Our President is actively supported. But we are ready to go much further, to coordinate much deeper, including to reach the goal that the coalition, created over a year ago, has announced is to destroy ISIS, – said Lavrov. – A waiver of such interaction, of course, suggestive”.