Russian ambassador: Syria has kept its sovereignty while we helped defeat ISIS

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January 26, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

NEW YORK CITY, The United States of America – Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya told a session of the UN Security Council on Thursday that Syria has kept its sovereignty and that a peace settlement of the conflict under UN auspices has begun.

“Due to a decisive role of the Russian Aerospace Troops, the government forces have cleansed the country of gunmen from the terrorist group IS [ISIS],” the Russian permanent representative said.

“Syria has kept its sovereignty as a state, conditions have been created for the return of refugees and internally displaced persons, a political settlement of the crisis has begun under UN auspices,” he went on to say.

Nebenzya also said that Moscow expects the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia’s Sochi on January 29-30 to “give a new impetus to the Geneva process”.

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