Lavrov: Russia appreciates the attitude of Belgium on the decision of problems of Moscow with the EU and NATO


MOSCOW, February 13. /TASS./ In Moscow appreciate the desire of the leadership of Belgium to overcome problems in relations of Russia with the EU and NATO, but will not ask to cancel the policy of sanctions. This is the leitmotif Tuesday, during talks of foreign Ministers of the two countries Sergey Lavrov and Didier Reynders.

Foreign Minister of Belgium explained that in the coming weeks or the next month may be started “a new phase, which will ensure the preservation of the ceasefire and the holding of elections that should be taken by Ukraine of its entire territory”.

In turn, Lavrov said that Moscow will demand from Kiev of strict implementation of their obligations in the Council of Europe and the OSCE. According to him, during the talks, both sides reaffirmed the unambiguousness of the full and consistent implementation of the Minsk package of measures.

However, the Russian foreign Minister stressed that the meeting “expressed serious concern over the line of the Kiev authorities who promote in the Parliament the law on the reintegration of Donbass, which not only runs counter to the Minsk agreements, and completely negates them”. “Also of concern was the strengthening in Ukraine of positions of the radicals with outright neo-Nazi slant. We will ensure that all of these trends have been prevented,” Lavrov said.

To cheat and stay

At the press conference was not without questions on Syria. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry commented on the recent actions of U.S. partners in the North of the Republic.

According to the Russian Minister, “there are suspicions that the US wants to remain in this Arab country for a long time, if not forever.” In addition, Washington is trying to create a quasi-state on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates. “Americans, in my opinion, are not by the hard formation of the General agreement, and trying to work through dangerous unilateral steps, – said Lavrov. – These steps look more and more as part of the creation of a quasi-state in large parts of Syrian territory on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates up to the Iraqi border.”

“It’s more and more like the line at undermining the territorial integrity of Syria,” – said the Minister.

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