Matviyenko said the truce in Syria is the only condition to start peace talks

Matviyenko said the truce in Syria is the only condition to start peace talks


KURGAN, on February 15. /Spec. interviewer Sergey Izotov/. The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko considers that the only condition for beginning peace negotiations on settlement in Syria is to stop the fighting.

“Russia is doing its part to these agreements (on a ceasefire) implemented as soon as possible peace for Syria. Because that is the only condition for beginning peace negotiations on settlement in Syria,” – said today the speaker of the Federation Council, responding to a question.

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Matviyenko expressed hope that once stopped the fighting in Syria, the negotiations begin “with the participation of authorities, opposition and various other groups of political influence” in Syria that will allow you to enter this process into the mainstream of political reform.

The head of the upper house of the Russian Parliament stressed the importance reached in the Munich conference agreements serious about the need to stop the bloodshed in Syria. In her opinion, it “gives a positive attitude, a positive signal”. She recalled that Russia first proposed to cease hostilities for the beginning of the Syrian settlement. The Senator added that these Russian proposals were the basis of discussion during the meeting of Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry.

Matviyenko noted that “now need the will of all stakeholders, it is necessary that these agreements were actually and actively supported by all participants.” She added that these agreements should support “those who support a peaceful settlement in Syria, and those who have influence on various groups of moderate, immoderate opposition”. “Not only influence but also pressure on them to have ceased hostilities”, – she added.

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