Russia: Syrian government must take over eastern Syria

 Russia's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Moscow expects the Syrian government to take over the areas where the US troops are currently deployed following their withdrawal.


Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova emphasized that the territories in eastern Syria should be handed over to the Syrian government in line with international law. She said Moscow is unaware of any details of the planned US withdrawal from Syria, but added that the move would help peaceful settlement in Syria if implemented.


"If the troop withdrawal happens, it would have a positive impact on the situation," Zakharova said at a briefing.


פרסום ראשון: 12.26.18, 17:48