The permanent representative of the Russian Federation: a meeting of diplomats in Moscow with a delegation of Damascus will take place in Geneva on 15 March

The permanent representative of the Russian Federation: a meeting of diplomats in Moscow with a delegation of Damascus will take place in Geneva on 15 March

GENEVA, 15 March. Russian Syrian military has completed the mission, which consisted not only in solving military tasks, but also in restoring peace. This was stated to journalists Russia’s permanent representative to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin.

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“The main part of the Russian military group is inferred from Syria due to the fact that our military has completed its mission, he said. – The actions of the Russian Federation HQs in Syria were not only aimed at the solution of purely military tasks. The aim was to restore peace to that country. Russian military action in Syria is a vivid example of how military power is the implementation of peacekeeping foreign policy goals”.

“The withdrawal of the main part of military groups from Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the foreign Ministry to intensify the participation in the peace process in SAR – reminded the diplomat. Here in Geneva, where yesterday began the inter-Syrian negotiations to resolve the Syrian crisis, we will perform leadership task in collaboration with the delegation of the Syrian government, representatives of the moderate opposition, as well as the special envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria de Mistura and our American partners, as well as other members of the International support group in Syria”.

As noted by the Borodavkin, “we on a daily basis several times a day to meet and consult with de Mistura and his team, us diplomats and military, increased presence of Russia in the negotiating group of the United Nations”. “It took its place scientific supervisor of the Institute of Oriental studies Vitaly Naumkin, – continued the diplomat. We effectively cooperate with member States, target groups for a ceasefire and humanitarian issues on a weekly basis conduct meetings at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.”

About the Syrian delegation

The delegation of the Patriotic Syrian opposition formed on the basis Hamim, in Geneva it is expected “any day”, said Borodavkin.

“From day to day, waiting for the arrival in Geneva of the delegation of the internal Patriotic opposition, which was formed following the conference held in Mamima”, he said.

He also declared that March 15 will be a meeting of Russian diplomats with the delegation of the Syrian government in the negotiations in Geneva.

“Yesterday, here in Geneva we have already met with representatives of the Syrian opposition, Qadri Jamil and Randol Cassis,’ he said. – Today is scheduled to meet with the delegation of the Syrian government headed (the Ambassador to the UN), Bashar ja’afari”.

March 14 held a meeting with Jaafari, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura, their next contact scheduled for March 16. On the same day is scheduled the meeting of the secular democratic opposition in Syria that includes Kadri Jamil and Rand Cassis, with the emissary of the UN.

The VSC group of the Russian Federation and the work of the task groups on ceasefire

Conclusion the main part of the Russian military group from Syria does not mean weakening the fight against terrorists, against them will apply military force, told reporters the Borodavkin.

“The conclusion of the main part of the Russian military group from Syria does not mean weakening the fight against international terrorist groups operating in Syria, primarily with the IG (“Islamic state”, is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist group — ed.), he said. — Against terrorists will apply military power, and our diplomatic efforts will be made to combine the efforts of the international community to curb terrorist activity — both in Syria and in the region of the Middle East and North Africa and other parts of the world.”

The Borodavkin declared, that Russia is pleased with the work of the task forces on the ceasefire and humanitarian assistance in Syria.

“We are satisfied with how work these mechanisms, he said. — Note that the Russian diplomats and military words of appreciation, both in connection with the investigation and prevention of violations of the cessation of hostilities in Syria and to facilitate large-scale humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population”.


The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.

“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).