Lavrentyev told about the work with the Syrian opposition


RIA Novosti

Part of the Syrian opposition is beginning to understand the necessity of ending the fight against the government and the beginning of the struggle with the radicals, but there is power to put a spoke in the wheel, said the special envoy of the President of the Russian Federation, the head of the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Astana, Alexander Lavrentiev.

“The Syrian opposition is quite patchy, there are forces that can really be called the moderate opposition, which understood, and some are now beginning to understand the need to end armed struggle, need to start a fight with the “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, the radical Islamists, who are the main headache is now in the Syrian settlement. But there are forces that just put a spoke in the wheel and who don’t care about — Astana is a process Geneva, but he goes against their interests for the preservation of injustice, suffering of the Syrian people,” — said Lavrentiev, answering a question of journalists, whether there is any assurance from the opposition in relation to the implementation of the Memorandum of 4 areas of de-escalation.

“We need to do something, but largely it depends not only from Russia but also from the desire of regional powers, such as those who are not interested in achieving peace and pursues purely its own interests,” — said the diplomat.