Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Egypt’s Al-Ahram publication on Saturday that Israel must halt their attacks on Syria and respect the country’s sovereignty.

“Our principled stance concerning shelling Syria’s territory has remained unchanged. We have always clearly expressed our attitude to that,” he began.

“We proceed from the need for strict respect for Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. We are opposed to turning the country’s territory into a scene of an armed standoff between various regional players,” he said when asked to comment on remarks by some political analysts about softening Moscow’s stance on Israeli shelling,” Lavrov stated.

“During our contacts with all parties concerned, we highlight the importance of preventing an upsurge in tensions and the dangerous escalation of the situation in Syria, which are fraught with negative consequences for both neighboring countries and the Middle East region in general,” Lavrov stressed.

Russia’s top diplomat noted that Russia, cooperating with Iran and Turkey, contributed to work to set up a de-escalation zone in Syria’s south and southwest. “Now these areas are under the control of the Syrian government. Russian military police officers help maintain law and order there,” Lavrov added.

On March 27th, The Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful attack on the Syrian military’s positions in the Aleppo Governorate, hitting several sites, including a number of buildings in the Sheikh Najjar District.

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Emile
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Israel should respect Syrian sovereignty he said but doesn’t allow Syria to use their S300, or , maybe they are not as efficient as claimed. Anyway Russia allows Israel to strike in Syria.

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According to Syria, Israel doesn’t exists, so how something not existing can affect your sovereignty? Thus, you’ll find others killing in the name of something that doesn’t exist, they will call it god, allah, Odin or whatever… Syria also doesn’t respects Israel’s sovereignty for 71 years and if they stopped directly warring ’em, it’s only after having found direct confrontation hopeless after several humiliating military defeats they still can’t swallow, nevertheless, by backing, founding, arming terrorist groups or letting others do so with these terrorists using Syria as a hub, Syria can actually be happy Israel doesn’t invades and is… Read more »

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Either you’re a total cretin or simply a very mediocre propagandist. Maybe a bit of both. The whole d**n world knows and invariably, integrally, wholly adheres to the reality that Israel invaded, then annexed the Golan illegally for its arable lands and water ressources, for the 100th time on this site, learn to read and go back to school, you missed all history classes and replaced it with Hasbara. None other than MOSHE DAYAN himself, the hawk in chief in 70s Israel and Golda Meir’s right-hand man, openly stated in his memoirs that the jew settlers always had their sights… Read more »

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gzman501 .

You’re wasting your breath. He knows everything he says is BS, his constant barrage of lies are what he is paid for. You can’t expect real comments that pertain to the truth from someone who is paid to lie and obfuscate.

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@gzman501, so who pays You?

While the Frenchman’s views are not always popular – i doubt that he is paid.

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Stern Daler

@Gryz, quite right. UNSC res. 242 calls on both sides and suggests a peace for return of the Golan treaty.

The Golan issue is about mainly the water – they fought about that even before ’67. Security is only a pretext.

Daeshbags-Sux does not want to know that ’67 was a preemptive Israeli attack.

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johnny was

hypocrite