Terrorists who mask themselves as opposition members and violate the ceasefire in Syria should be destroyed, as said by Sergey Lavrov.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Terrorists who mask themselves as opposition members and violate the ceasefire in Syria should be destroyed.
“I hope that our interaction on the anti-terror front within the Syria Support Group, which is still developing incrementally despite difficulties, will start bringing results,” Lavrov said.
“Those who are trying to thwart the peaceful efforts will not prevail. A positive trend in Syria is obvious,” the Russian foreign minister added.
“However, some terrorist groups are trying to hide themselves in the opposition ranks. We should see to excluding them from the ceasefire regime and subjecting them to destruction,” Lavrov stressed.
He also said that the state system in Syria has been preserved and a catastrophe has been avoided.
“The state system and state institutions in Syria, unlike in Libya, have been preserved,” Lavrov said. “Russia made its own contribution to this, when, upon the request of legitimate Syrian government, it sent its Aerospace Forces to counter a terrorist threat, destroy terrorists that were ready to seize Damascus. It would have been a complete catastrophe but it has been avoided for now,” he added.
Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.
Citing unnamed officials, The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the CIA and its regional partners are developing Plan B in Syria including delivery of MANPADS to so-called moderate rebels, although the CIA didn’t comment on that.