In the Kremlin commented on the calls to distance itself from Assad

Dmitry Peskov

Moscow considers absurd calls for Washington to abandon support for incumbent President Bashar al-Assad. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday, April 12, the correspondent “”.

“De facto it is relevant to calls to halt some aid and to untie the hands of the terrorists so that they continued the attack on the legitimate government of Syria,” — said the official representative of the Kremlin, stressing that Assad is the legitimate leader of the country.

In the Kremlin consider it short-sighted to put such a question without mentioning the two main problems the solution to the Syrian conflict. “First to fight “Islamic state” (banned in Russia — approx. “Of the”), the second is to look for ways out of this situation not by force but by political and diplomatic means,” — said Peskov.

He also stressed that Bashar al-Assad in command of the Syrian army, which “takes a direct part in the struggle with international terrorists” and Russia has supported it.

Earlier Wednesday, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state. Tillerson said that Moscow believes it is wrong to put a partner before selecting the in the form of an ultimatum.

11 APR Tillerson made a statement that Russia must make a choice between “US and sane countries on one side and Iran, Hezbollah and the regime of Bashar al-Assad on the other.”