Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army




 
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Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army
 
October 24th, 2015  
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Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army
By Andrew Osborn and Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin wanted Syria to prepare for parliamentary and presidential elections, as Moscow intensified its drive to convert its increased clout with Damascus into a political settlement. In comments which mark a shift in Russia's position, he also said that Russia's airforce, which has been bombing Islamist militants in Syria since Sept. 30, would be ready to help Western-backed Free Syrian Army rebels, if it knew where they were.




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