Date: Sunday, 14-February-2016, 0:04 AM | Message # 1
Syria ceasefire more likely to fail than succeed, says Russian FM
Russia's foreign minister said a Syrian ceasefire set to start next week is more likely to fail than succeed.
Sergey Lavrov was speaking at a security conference in the German city of Munich on Saturday (February 13), one day after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) agreed to a "cessation of hostilities."
Lavrov warned against demonising Syria's president Bashar Assad. He said that Syrian opposition forces had besieged thousands of civilians.