Special presidential envoy on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev
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ASTANA, July 5. /TASS/. Russia approached the CIS countries with a proposal to consider the question of sending a contingent to monitor in Syria. This was stated on Wednesday by the head of the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Astana, the President’s special envoy on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev.
“Now the question is what troop [to be placed in the security zones], military observers which countries to involve in peacekeeping missions in Syria, he said. – No one questioned the participation of troops from Russia, so we appealed to all CIS countries with the proposal to consider the possibility of sending the country into a reasonable force for joint participation in monitoring the situation.”
“We do not impose, – the diplomat noted. – If the Kazakh government decides to send a contingent, we will welcome it”.
The creation of zones of de-escalation
In addition, Lavrentiev reported that Turkey has asked for additional time for negotiation of zones of de-escalation in Syria.