Russia warns Syrians against disrupting UN mission
DUSHANBE - Agence France-Presse
AFP PhotoRussia today warned both sides in Syria against disrupting the work of UN observers in the conflict-torn nation and called their work crucial to providing an unbiased picture on the ground.
"The more observers there are, the more information we get that is based on objective facts and that is free from speculation," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while on a visit to the Central Asian state of Tajikistan.
"I hope that those who try to disrupt the work of the UN observer mission in Syria will not be able to accomplish their goals." The United Nations plans to deploy the full 300-strong ceasefire observer team at the start of next week under a resolution submitted by Syrian regime ally Russia.