Lavrentiev: Russia hopes to work with the United States in the fight against “an-Nusra” in Syria


ASTANA, 23 Dec. /TASS/. Russia hopes to work with the United States in the fight against “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia – approx. TASS) in Syria. About this TASS said the head of the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Astana, Russian President’s special envoy on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev. “We have a good result of the joint work in the fight against ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia – approx. TASS), – the diplomat noted. – I hope that the same good work will be in the struggle with other terrorist organizations, including “al-Nusra Dzhebhat”.

However, said the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation, some of the actions of the US administration are linked and depend on the political situation.

“We want to see our American colleagues with us in the same boat that we were sailing in the right direction – continued Lorenzo. – Another thing is that maybe now is not quite this has been a good situation. It is connected including with various political problems in the United States.”

“We maintain contacts, working with American colleagues. I very much hope that reason will prevail and we will move together, – the diplomat noted. – Together we can do much more than alone.”

Lavrentyev also said that the Russian military observers unable to return to the zone of de-escalation in Idlib the favorable development of the situation.

“This is a difficult question, he decided, he said. – With the proper conditions, our observers can come back.”
“The timing is unknown. Depends on the situation”, – said the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation.

As announced on 20 September the Russian defense Ministry, a platoon of Russian military police in the amount of 29 people were trapped and a few hours repulsed the attack of militants “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” in Idlib. For the release of the police commander of the Russian group of forces in Syria was then formed a group release.

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