Putin called inappropriate new sanctions against Syria

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Moscow considers inappropriate introduction of new sanctions against Syria and would not support a proposal. This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev in Bishkek on Tuesday, February 28. His words to the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.

“This does not help, would not help the negotiation process, but only hurt or undermine trust in the process. Russia no new sanctions against Syria and will not support”, — said Putin.

In addition, the Russian leader has noted successes in inter-Syrian negotiations in Astana, the absolute result of which, he said, was the consolidation of the ceasefire and the establishment of a mechanism to monitor the ceasefire.

“Without this, it would be impossible to continue the Geneva talks. Everything is going not as smooth as I would like, but Astana, the venue always we have what is called in the margin”, — said the Russian President. He also thanked the head of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for assistance in the organization and personal participation in the negotiation process.

February 24, Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov said that Russia will veto a draft resolution of the UN Security Council sanctions against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons in the event of the issuance of this draft for consideration.

The first talks between the delegations of the armed opposition and the Syrian government under the mediation of Russia and Turkey was held in the Kazakh capital on January 23-24. The Russian delegation handed over to representatives of the armed Syrian opposition proposals for amendments to the Constitution of the SAR. Following the meeting, Moscow, Tehran and Ankara agreed to establish a tripartite mechanism for monitoring observance of the truce in Syria.