Lavrov warned the US against supporting separatists in Syria

09 June

The United States is supporting separatists in Syria with the proceeds from the looting of Syria, this can end badly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"We naturally emphasize every time the illegality, the illegitimacy of the US presence on Syrian land, especially since this presence is accompanied by looting the natural resources of the Syrian Arab Republic, they export oil fields, agricultural land, with the proceeds support, everyone is aware, the separatist trends on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, playing around with a very dangerous problem. I mean the Kurdish problem, and these games can end badly," Lavrov said, speaking at the Primakov Readings on Wednesday.

The Primakov Readings have been held since 2015 by the Yevgeny Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2021, the project will be supported by the Presidential Grants Foundation, the Primakov Center for Foreign Policy Cooperation, the Center for International Trade, and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.



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Based on materials from RIA Novosti