USA refused to receive Russian delegation for talks on Syria


The United States did not agree to receive Russian delegation led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Washington to discuss military interaction on the territory of Syria, reports Interfax.

According to the head of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, US finally gave an official response to the proposal that was made ​​by the Russian side at the UN General Assembly in New York.

“We received an official response today. Apparently, yesterday’s public reminder of our president has pushed the Americans to respond to our proposals. It was replied that they won’t send their delegation to Moscow, and won’t receive our delegation in Washington either,”- said Lavrov.

Also the head of the Foreign Ministry said that in the United States’ response they declared their only interest in those actions that will help to avoid accidents. Lavrov said that Russian and American military who work in the skies over Syria need to understand the procedures and maneuvers of each other, so the US position on this issue is “insulting” to the Russian Federation.

On the eve of the investment forum “Russia Calling”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow has offered Washington to hold talks on Syria. According to him, this meeting should go to the highest military and political levels, and members of the delegation would be representatives of the General Staff and the intelligence services, as well as Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The Russian operation in Syria began at September 30th. The Defense Ministry say that strikes are applied to infrastructure of Islamists (ISIS members – RRT), but countries of the world community accused Russia of bombing the Syrian opposition that is supported by the United States.