Kremlin Betrayals Department
Lavrov: Assad is not an ally of Russia
From: politlife, 4.05.2016
– “The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not an ally of Russia in the sense in which Turkey is considered an ally of the United States. It is reported by RIA “Novosti”.
However, the head of foreign Ministry stressed that Russia supports him in the fight against terrorism and the preservation of the state.
“Assad is not our ally, by the way. Yes, we support it in the fight against terrorism and the preservation of the Syrian state. But he is not an ally in the sense in which Turkey is a US ally”, — said Lavrov.
Earlier it was reported that the White house urged Russia to influence the Assad regime in the observance of the truce.