MOSCOW, January 20. In the Kremlin say that in the negotiations of the Russian Federation and the United States on Syria are not going smoothly, saved hard differences on white and black lists of entities.
Lavrov and Kerry will meet for the first time this year in Zurich, will discuss Syria, Ukraine, DPRK
“While work remains quite extensive”, – told reporters the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. He noted that the parties working hard to find compromises.
“The work is intense, and our foreign Minister (Sergey Lavrov), and U.S. Secretary of state (John Kerry) will meet, in other areas work, but not everything went smoothly”, – said the representative of the Kremlin. For example, he cited the challenge of preparing lists of Syrian organizations.
“On the list so far, very bitter dispute as to who should be in white, who is in the black list”. “That is, until field work is extensive enough”, – said Peskov.
The Syrian conflict and the main stages of its settlement
Lavrov and Kerry will meet in Zurich early this year negotiations. Traditional agenda, including Syria, Ukraine and Iran, added the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The arrangement of the meeting reached after telephone conversation of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama.
In the period from mid December to January the heads of depodesta four times talked on the phone. Last personal meeting was held on 18 December 2015 in the framework of the new York meeting of the support Group Syria, on the same day the UN security Council adopted resolution 2254, fixing the outcome of the consultation in the “Vienna format” (the first meeting of the support Group of ATS were 30 October and 14 November 2015).
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