Zakharova: USA shying away from the coordination of action with Russia on Syria

Zakharova: USA shying away from the coordination of action with Russia on Syria

MOSCOW, February 10. Statements by U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry that Syria as a result of the operation VKS RF killing innocent civilians, irresponsible and not supported by the facts. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“As always, no data was provided”

“To make such irresponsible statements is unacceptable, she emphasized. – As always, any data, actual imagery, credible information that substantiates such allegations, the Russian side was not provided”.

“Continually pose the question before our American colleagues about the interaction between military, to remove any concerns and to begin to act effectively in Syria to combat terrorism, – said the diplomat. – The response we received, you are well known”.

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In addition, according to Zakharova, the Russian side has repeatedly proposed to the American partners “to clarify the question of who is bombing who was attacking who, where the positions of the “Islamic state” (is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist group)”. “So far we have not heard any clear answers and, most importantly, did not see concrete action, she added. – First of all, it is because the US consistently shying away from concrete steps for the coordination of action”.

Moscow considers unacceptable the statements of the USA that the Russian Federation uses in Syria of unguided bombs, said Zakharova.

“We consider it completely unacceptable public statements by U.S. officials that the Russian Federation uses unguided bombs in Syria that allegedly killed civilians, she said. – This is speculation, information that is not confirmed by any facts. Unfortunately, the charges increase, apparently, that such tactics”.

While Zakharova pointed out that the accusations against the Russian Federation emanate “from the people who have actually used these methods in Serbia, Iraq and Afghanistan”.

The agenda of the meeting in Munich

At the meeting of the International support group Syria (MGPS) in Munich on 11 February, the Russian side will point to the inadmissibility of preconditions from the opposition, said Zakharova.

According to her, the meeting “will discuss collective efforts to resolve those problems that forced the United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura to declare a pause” in the negotiations between the representatives of Damascus and opposition until February 25. “During the scheduled meetings of the Russian delegation intends to hold a principled line on the inadmissibility of the nomination of the opposition by the delegation of the Higher Committee on negotiations (WCP) preconditions for establishing an inter-Syrian dialogue in Geneva. In fact, as envisaged by UN security Council resolution 2254”, – said the diplomat.

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“Not less important task that will face the participants is to solve the problem of the participation of representatives of the Kurds in the Geneva negotiations – continued Zakharova. – We are convinced that the Syrian Kurdish party the Democratic Union, which controls more than 15 percent of the territory of Syria and effectively resists the ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state” – approx.) you can’t leave behind the framework of the Geneva process and the more unacceptable to deny the right to participate in determining the future of their country”, – said the official representative of the guardian.

She reported that “in concrete terms MGPS at the meeting in Munich will be to discuss the ceasefire in Syria and humanitarian access to blocked and hard to reach cities and towns”. “The main task of the forthcoming meeting is to make this powerful and balanced international format effectively contributed to the steady early and sustained promotion of an inclusive negotiation process, as no alternative paths to a political settlement of the Syrian crisis in accordance with resolution 2254 of the UN security Council,” – said Zakharov.

As the diplomat said, in Munich, on the sidelines of the conference, “February 11, planned the Quartet of mediators for a middle East settlement.”

“Planned, and now to be followed up, also a number of bilateral meetings Minister Lavrov – said Zakharov. In particular, the Russian foreign Minister plans to meet Federica Mogherini, in the study of the issues of the meeting with his American counterpart John Kerry”.

The diplomat also reported that the planned Munich meeting with Lavrov, foreign Minister of China Wang I. “Besides, tomorrow’s scheduled meeting of the International support group Syria,” – said Zakharov.

She reported that on 12 February, on the sidelines of the Munich conference “perhaps will meet Lavrov with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the IAEA Director General Yukio Amano, with colleagues from other foreign countries.”


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).