Media reported that Russia’s refusal from participation in the coalition on Syria under the auspices of the United States
The anti-terrorist coalition under the authority of the United States is illegitimate, considered in Moscow.
Moscow. April 20. INTERFAX.RU — Russia will never join the international anti-terror coalition on Syria under the auspices of the United States, despite recurrent proposals from Western politicians, said on Thursday the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the source in Russian diplomatic circles.
Moscow will never go into a coalition under U.S. auspices. We’ve explained to our partners in closed meetings. Arguing that their actions are illegitimate in Syria. We did offer to join them, but the main condition was the presidency of Washington on the issue of terrorism. We also go gotovitsy of the newspaper “Izvestia”
The publication notes that, according to the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, effective international coalition is needed, and Russia and the West, but to create needs to be certain conditions.
Kosachev said that “the scenario of a coalition between the West and Russia to combat terrorism exist and is highly desirable. After combining efforts will help to solve the tasks of anti-terrorist forces. (…) The Western coalition does not hide that for her the suppression of terrorism in Syria is only one of the goals, and the second change of power in this country. In such a coalition, Russia to participate cannot and will not.”
“As soon as our colleagues reported that removed from the agenda the question of interference in the internal Affairs of Syria, and begin to engage with the Syrian authorities in the legal field solution to the problem of terrorism from our party no obstacles for interaction will not be”, — the newspaper quoted the Senator’s words.