MOSCOW, January 26. The U.S., refusing to coordinate with Russia on military matters in Syria, acting like one and not a grown-up. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a press conference at the end of 2015.
“John Kerry in a telephone conversation on intra-Syrian negotiations said that we need to make some gestures, because the opposition in Riyadh’m not going anywhere, “as long as they will bomb for nothing”, he said. – We proposed to establish daily coordination, the answer is no. And then they say, “Here you bomb wrong.” I am lost, it’s not serious, not adult conversation. We have confirmed that our proposals for daily coordination to remain valid, it is necessary to establish and not simply to perform procedures that help to avoid incidents”.
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“Our goal ATT to work in the SAR recheck more than once, everything is done to make sure there are no civilians – Lavrov said. – If we take international law, the Geneva conventions and their protocols do not allow the use of force state facilities, where there may be civilians. If the US (“acceptable number of casualties among the civilian population” during attacks of ATS – ed.) – it is a violation of international humanitarian law”.
“I’m not sure the US are involved in these documents. as in the other, – he noted. – There are many claims to this country on the application of international law”.
“In war anything can happen, but our defense very frankly tells about the operation in Syria, the Minister said. But we never provided any evidence”.
A big press-conference of Sergey Lavrov following the results of 2015. Text translation