Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that attempts to postpone a new round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva are inadmissible, highlighting Moscow’s support to the intentions of UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to resume these talks.
“We fully support the resolute intentions of the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to resume the intra-Syrian contacts in Geneva and consider attempts to postpone or delay them inadmissible,” Zakharova told reporters in a press conference.
She said some members of Syria’s political and armed opposition have attempted to forestall the outcome of the UN-brokered Geneva talks scheduled for February 20. “Again we hear ultimatum-like preconditions set by the opposition members for their arrival in Geneva.”
She criticized these attempts by the opposition, saying they are aimed at disrupting the Geneva talks