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Sergey Lavrov: Russia is not engaged in the change of governments and regimes of other countries

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Sergey Lavrov: Russia is not engaged in the change of governments and regimes of other countries

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the conflict in Syria, said that "there is a proposal to start an internal dialogue in the country after a regime change." “However, this condition is absolutely unacceptable,” he added, “Russia is not engaged in changing governments and regimes of other states.” He made this statement at a press conference in Istanbul.


He also called on Syrian rebel groups to cease hostilities and begin a political dialogue with the country's government.

“Bets on resolving by military means will lead to even greater problems,” stated Lavrov.

Moreover, the head of the Foreign Ministry of Russia called on the so-called “group of friends of Syria” to strive to encourage both sides to dialogue.

“With regard to the upcoming meeting in Istanbul of the“ group of friends ”, I expect that reason, pragmatism will prevail, the basic interests of the Syrian people will prevail. Some participants, key participants in this format of the “group of friends of Syria” assured me that they would look for ways to try and start a dialogue. I very much hope, firstly, that this will be done, and secondly, that it will be crowned with success, ”said Lavrov.

The meeting of the so-called "friends of Syria" will be held in Istanbul on April 20. It is expected that representatives of 11 countries will take part in it: the USA, Turkey, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia.

Armed confrontation in Syria between the authorities and the opposition has been going on since March 2011. Tens of thousands of people have already fallen victim to this conflict, more than 1 million Syrians have become refugees. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the organized actions of well-armed and trained local militants and mercenaries from abroad.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 April 18 2013 12: 06 New
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    Russia does not change governments and regimes of other states


    In some cases, we can say that it’s a pity ... But in this case - I completely agree with Lavrov, you can’t give Syria
    1. Russian
      Russian April 18 2013 12: 32 New
      +7
      Somehow we only support Syria in words more. Why can’t you take a tougher and more implacable position?
      He also called on Syrian rebel groups to cease hostilities and begin a political dialogue with the country's government.

      These groups themselves do not solve anything, so it's silly to call them to anything! This gathering of thugs and bastards from all over the world is important only for profit, murder and disorder. Therefore, they must not be negotiated, but destroyed!
      1. Ivan.
        Ivan. April 18 2013 13: 15 New
        +3
        This is such a form of political game, at first events, appeals, meetings, processing of public opinion are held by official ostentatious actions, and then in this auction, behind the scenes they use the acquired trump cards.
        This bunch of cutthroats appears only as one of the trump cards in the sleeve of our "friends" in a positional struggle.
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 18 2013 14: 13 New
        +4
        Quote: р_у_с_с_к_и_й
        . Why can’t you take a tougher and more implacable position?

        Russia’s position is quite clear and irreconcilable, but what do you call more take a tougher position. What do you think this position should be?
  2. svp67
    svp67 April 18 2013 12: 08 New
    +4
    Russia does not change governments and regimes of other states


    Although "strongly interested" in the dismissal of Assad, they could clarify that in relation to them Russia may also move away from this principle ...
  3. Net
    Net April 18 2013 12: 10 New
    +6
    Lavrov proposes a dialogue between the legitimate government of Syria and those who are not even citizens of Syria and who came to fight from afar? First you need to destroy foreign criminals, and then among those who remain to find the very opposition with which you can conduct a dialogue.
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 18 2013 12: 26 New
      +2
      Quote: Netto
      First you need to destroy foreign criminals, and then among those who remain to find the very opposition with which you can conduct a dialogue.


      That's right, to help Assad drive all this trash into a concentration camp and there already look for the true opposition
      1. sibircat
        sibircat April 18 2013 17: 30 New
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        help Assad drive all this trash into a concentration camp and there already look for the true opposition

        I agree, but so far:
        Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced a general amnesty

        http://www.aa.com.tr/ru/news/161551
    2. Che
      Che April 18 2013 19: 14 New
      +1
      With their own to negotiate, and mercenaries mercilessly destroy. Something like this.
  4. fenix57
    fenix57 April 18 2013 12: 14 New
    +2
    A worthy receiver of Primakov. Before meeting in Istanbul, SURELY, the head of the RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY will "consult" with the Expert of the East - E. PRIMAKOVYM. And only with him, and not with DAM .. hi
  5. SCS
    SCS April 18 2013 12: 15 New
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    - "It will be attended by representatives of 11 countries: the USA, Turkey, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia."
    ---
    where is Israel?
    ---
    "" Betting on a military solution will lead to even greater problems, "said Lavrov."
    ---
    where are the big problems? maybe this is a hidden threat to the "friends of Syria"?))
    1. Akhtuba73
      Akhtuba73 April 18 2013 13: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: SCS
      where is Israel?

      Yes, to hell with him !!! WHERE RUSSIA !!! Of course, we are not in this “club of interests”, but someone should clarify the moment and present the side of true Syria. And if without us, then this is a gangster gangway and you can gamble at the exit.
  6. krez-74
    krez-74 April 18 2013 12: 34 New
    +3
    In this matter, we are lagging behind ... Russia urgently needs to catch up with this, and deal with the change of government of other states! All "democratic" countries do this ...
  7. domokl
    domokl April 18 2013 12: 42 New
    +5
    Well, I don’t know ... In my opinion, it’s pure profanity from Russia. What kind of dialogue? With whom? Of course, from the point of view of rubber, to pull out a sober and necessary proposal. But really .. How can you conduct a dialogue with gangsters who represent any country (including Russia ) except Syria?
    It is necessary on the one hand to speak and call, and on the other to help the President of Syria with all that is possible ... And with technology, and specialists, and money ... Syria is now fighting for us too ...
    1. shpuntik
      shpuntik April 19 2013 01: 01 New
      +1
      domokl Yesterday, 12:42
      It is necessary on the one hand to speak and call, and on the other to help the President of Syria with all that is possible ... And with technology, and specialists, and money ... Syria is now fighting for us too ...

      I agree, but: diplomats should say that, soothe. And, here is the government, to act or contemptuously contemplate, here we had to decide yesterday. I wouldn’t give money to Assad, only weapons and people, and let him pay them a salary if he wants to live. The algorithm is simple: the negotiator is sent to Assad, finds out the amount that he can pay, then we collect combat units for this money. We are recruiting volunteers among the Serbs, Cypriots, Kurds and other residents of the “axis of evil” who want to get even for bombing their homeland. Retired specialists are sent for training. Six months later, the first units will go. Then they can work wherever the Americans press. The same Gaddafi would gladly pay when he knew what they would do to him. If desired, everything is done. Apparently there is no leading line of the party and government. Foreign accounts are probably afraid of ...
  8. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 18 2013 12: 45 New
    +4
    Sergey Lavrov: Russia is not engaged in the change of governments and regimes of other countries


    And in vain!
  9. Karabin
    Karabin April 18 2013 12: 56 New
    +3
    Russia does not change governments and regimes of other countries
    And it would be necessary.
    1. sibircat
      sibircat April 18 2013 17: 34 New
      +3
      Quote: Karabin
      Russia does not change governments and regimes of other countries
      And it would be necessary.

      Start with the Medvedev government.
      1. shpuntik
        shpuntik April 19 2013 00: 41 New
        +2
        sibircat Yesterday, 17:34 ↑ Start with the Medvedev government.
        I think there will be a resignation soon. In order for Medvedev to be able to lead a party and go to the polls as an alternative to Putin. They will play an American performance, with two parts.
  10. UFO
    UFO April 18 2013 13: 00 New
    +1
    Quote: domokl
    It is necessary on the one hand to speak and call, and on the other to help the President of Syria with all that is possible ... And with technology, and specialists, and money ... Syria is now fighting for us too ...

    "No comment" +++ Still give all this abomination so that it runs to where it came from!
  11. Khamsin
    Khamsin April 18 2013 13: 16 New
    +4
    It amazes me, Russia does not express its point of view clearly and clearly with determination and perseverance! Why are statements on behalf of Russia extremely diplomatic, so that suddenly someone does not offend ??? The whole world understands what is happening in Syria, why not directly declare - What is happening in Syria sets a precedent as a way to overthrow the governments of neighboring states! Why play the right ones if the next country could be Russia ???
    1. Akatsubasa
      Akatsubasa April 18 2013 13: 49 New
      0
      Because diplomacy, as well as democracy, is far from being an original Russian phenomenon) True, given the naval base in Tartus, it is really worth taking a tougher stance, so as not to lose such an important post.
  12. bord731
    bord731 April 18 2013 13: 38 New
    0
    Judging by the list of countries "friends of Syria" - one does not believe in a positive result for Assad and the people of Syria ...
    1. Akatsubasa
      Akatsubasa April 18 2013 13: 55 New
      0
      It’s a pity, but Assad will at least face an even tougher stance, and so far, few people can object to this except China and us) A unipolar world, like a monopoly, is boring and pretty quickly either falls apart or splits)
  13. Vtel
    Vtel April 18 2013 13: 43 New
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    Sergey Lavrov: Russia is not engaged in the change of governments and regimes of other countries


    All right, but it's time to change yours.

    "How we are working?! The quality of work is negligible. If we work like that, we won’t do a damn thing! - said the president. - And if we do not, we will have to admit that either I do not work efficiently, or you all work poorly and you need to leave! I draw your attention to the fact that today I am inclined to the second option. "
    And to agree with the West that writing is against the wind, but you need to scare them through Kim Jong-un - he does it coolly.
    1. Pancake
      Pancake April 18 2013 13: 54 New
      -5
      Quote: Vtel
      Kim Jong Yin

      It is better to carry it along with the West with its North Korean monkeys.
  14. xmike
    xmike April 18 2013 14: 00 New
    +1
    Syrian authorities say they oppose organized actions by well-armed and trained local militants and mercenaries from abroad.


    Amer it in the head! Preferably butt
  15. Alikovo
    Alikovo April 18 2013 14: 46 New
    +1
    You can change Yanukovych.
  16. sibircat
    sibircat April 18 2013 17: 36 New
    0
    Quote: sibircat
    Quote: Karabin
    Russia does not change governments and regimes of other countries
    And it would be necessary.

    To begin with, start with the Medvedev government.

    I apologize for toftology.
  17. SEM
    SEM April 18 2013 18: 37 New
    +1
    Nenado has no one to make excuses for. Let women learn soup cooking at home and give advice ...
  18. darksoul
    darksoul April 18 2013 19: 33 New
    0
    Time to gather a circle of friends of the USA !!!
  19. sibircat
    sibircat April 18 2013 19: 36 New
    0
    Iranian Defense Minister: Intervention in Syria will result in explosion in Middle East
    18.04.2013
    Source: http: //syrianow.sy/index.php? D = 35 & id = 75855