German Foreign Ministry: Russia plays key role in Syria

German Foreign Ministry: Russia plays key role in Syria

Russia plays a key role in the Syrian settlement, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.

"We place emphasis on the fact that Moscow is using its great influence on the Assad regime so that the political process in Geneva will lead to serious negotiations," he said in an interview with Interfax.

According to him, Germany hopes that the regional powers will also correlate their actions with the level of responsibility that lies on them.

The minister drew attention to the fact that peace in Syria cannot be achieved through violence. In the absence of a political solution, the country will face further violence and radicalization for a long time, Gabriel added.

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