Support The Moscow Times!

Syria Resolution Opposed

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his government continues to oppose a United Nations resolution on Syria.

Lavrov made the statement following talks Friday with his French counterpart, Alain Juppe, who called for a UN resolution urging the Syrian government to end violent crackdowns on protesters and conduct real reforms. France, Britain and Germany have drafted a UN Security Council resolution, but Russia and China have opposed it.

Lavrov also urged the Syrian opposition to stop ignoring the government's calls for talks and engage in dialogue with authorities. He warned against attempts to topple President Bashar Assad's regime, saying it would lead to dangerous consequences.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.