Switzerland: Ceasefire with militants in Idlib would mean ‘surrendering to terrorists’ – Lavrov

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Switzerland: Ceasefire with militants in Idlib would mean  ‘surrendering to terrorists’ – Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected calls for a ceasefire between the Syrian government troops and militants in the Idlib region, speaking at the 43rd conference of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday.

“The international community and the Human Rights Council are required to block extremists who have raised their heads,” Lavrov said.

“Otherwise, it is difficult to explain the statements about the possibility of concluding armistice agreements with the militants, as happens when discussing the situation in Idlib. This is not a concern for human rights, but surrendering to terrorists, or even encouraging their activities – a gross violation of universal conventions and numerous UN Security Council resolutions,” he added.

On Monday state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the government forces had advanced further into the Idlib countryside, taking over four new villages from the militants.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Well done Switzerland you correct islamic extremism will be distroyed by guns and boots. They dont deserve language of peace. We are with you with Seriya and Assad with russia too. Please kill all the virus of islamic extremism they are more danger than crona. Time has come unite all the forces of peaceful world and fight against thsese mad stupid Islamic terrorism who will only understood the language of guns and poot on there back.

  2. It was the same nonsense America said that they wouldn't negotiate with terrorist (Taliban)
    Here they are now begging to come to common ground.

    Russia is making the same mistake here.

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