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Moscow Disturbed Over Military Preparations Along Syria's Borders

Sputnik News

15:59 29.02.2016(updated 16:23 29.02.2016)

Deputy Foreign Minister said that Russia is very disturbed by the military preparations along the Syrian border which threaten fragile ceasefire agreement.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Military preparations along the Syrian borders are very disturbing. If countries like Turkey plan to use force, this would become a fatal blow to everything that has been done so far, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday.

"We cannot but be disturbed by the military preparation and the strengthening activity along the Syrian border. If the governments of those countries, which are involved in this activity, plan on using military force to reach some sort of goals, this by all means would be the final fatal blow to everything that has been done with great labor up to now," Ryabkov said at a press conference in Moscow.

He said that Turkey, as well as other countries, needs to fully understand their responsibility for what is happening.

Other countries, including Turkey, using force in Syria would be a fatal blow to everything that has been achieved in terms of Syrian settlement so far, Sergei Ryabkov said Monday.

'We, of course, cannot but be concerned about intensified military preparations near Syria's border. If the governments of countries engaged in these activities intend to use military force in Syria, this would, basically, be a fatal blow to everything that has been achieved so far through much hard work,' Ryabkov told reporters.


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