MUNICH, 12 February. For success in resolving the conflict in Syria needs military cooperation between Russia and the USA in Moscow believe that Washington realized this. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“For this to work (the ceasefire – ed.), the necessary operational tools, cooperation between the military on the ground – as on humanitarian issues and on issues of ceasefire, – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. – We suggested military contacts between Russia and a coalition led by the United States, from the very beginning of our operation in Syria at the invitation of the government of the country.”
“Unfortunately, the U.S. shied away from cooperation in the military sphere, with the exception of questions regarding the procedures of preventing conflicts, he added. – Now, I believe, they realized that in order to move forward in resolving the Syrian crisis, not to avoid contacts between the military. This approach was endorsed yesterday by the International support group for Syria”.
“It is now important to implement what was agreed. Because we sometimes agree, but our partners actually tend not to fulfill the agreement, said Lavrov. – I hope this time will be different”.
The Munich security conference. Text translation