1MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that Russia will foil any UN Security Council resolution that allows military intervention in Syria.
In a statement to journalists in Moscow, Gatilov said " We will not allow the passage of any blurry resolution, particularly if related to using force…we generally hope that the military scenario would not be taken; we do prefer reaching a political solution."
He added, " I think there is no danger of a serious interference by force for the time being," pointing out that the west has become more self-restraint.
Gatilov stressed that the Security Council is not considering any resolutions concerning Syria and there is no need for that, noting that the international community increasingly tends for the implementation of the plan of UN Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan.
Gatilov added that al-Qaeda and other allies stand behind the attacks which hit Syria in the past few days, considering that the conflict in Syria is being long-termed if compared to the former period.
He pointed out to the wide popular support to the Syrian Government by its people.
He added that Moscow does not see prospects for commencing direct talks between representatives of the Syrian Government and the opposition in the near future without ruling out the failure of the conference scheduled on May 16th in Cairo with the aim of unifying the Syrian opposition which is greatly scattered.
Concerning the Syrian-Russian military cooperation, Gatilov underlined that his country does not intend to stop its technical and military cooperation with Syria, pointing out that all weapon shipments are legal, asserting that Russia does not send offensive weapons but merely defensive ones.
The Russian official concluded" It is not correct to leave the Syrian Government without defensive weapons in a time when the opposition is being supplied with arms."
Russian Foreign Ministry.. reports about training Syrian armed men in Kosovo contract with efforts of Annan
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern today over reports about contacts between representatives of the Syrian opposition and the authorities in the so-called Kosovo, underlining that these plots contract with efforts of the UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
"Such intentions contract with the internationally-backed Annan's plan… shifting Kosovo into an international training field to prepare fighters for different armed formations could become a dangerous factor to hinder stability which go beyond borders of al-Balkan area," a statement for the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The statement called on the international sides which work in Kosovo to take all necessary measures to prevent those intentions from being implemented.