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Kazakhstan: Lavrentiev condemns strikes on Syrian troops, discusses observers02:28

Kazakhstan: Lavrentiev condemns strikes on Syrian troops, discusses observers

Kazakhstan, Astana
July 6, 2017 at 16:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia's Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev stressed that there are no justifications for US-led coalition strikes on Syrian government troops, in Astana on Wednesday.

Lavrentiev noted, "strikes on government troops only deserve condemnation, because there is no justification for these attacks on the government army which is fighting against terrorism," adding, "they should provide Syria with full access to the Syrian-Iraqi border as soon as possible and let them take it under control."

Commenting on the 5th round of Astana talks, Lavrentiev stated that the talks in Astana on Syria not only complement those in Geneva, but also give them something to work on.

He also reported on plans to send observers to Syria, noting that Russia will send a military police force formed from Sunnis citizens of Russia.

The next round of UN-brokered Astana Talks on Syria is expected to take place in August.

Kazakhstan: Lavrentiev condemns strikes on Syrian troops, discusses observers02:28
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Russia's Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev stressed that there are no justifications for US-led coalition strikes on Syrian government troops, in Astana on Wednesday.

Lavrentiev noted, "strikes on government troops only deserve condemnation, because there is no justification for these attacks on the government army which is fighting against terrorism," adding, "they should provide Syria with full access to the Syrian-Iraqi border as soon as possible and let them take it under control."

Commenting on the 5th round of Astana talks, Lavrentiev stated that the talks in Astana on Syria not only complement those in Geneva, but also give them something to work on.

He also reported on plans to send observers to Syria, noting that Russia will send a military police force formed from Sunnis citizens of Russia.

The next round of UN-brokered Astana Talks on Syria is expected to take place in August.

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