Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the airstrike that the United States launched at a Syrian military base earlier this month damages the prospects of a political settlement for the war-torn country. Lavrov told a security conference on Wednesday the attack as a pretext for a regime change in Syria and said the US response “pushes the prospect for a wide international front on terror even further away”. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier on Wednesday Russia had to boost security measures at its air base in Syria after the airstrike. Russia has provided an air cover for the government’s offensive on ISIL militants.
The Attorney General Jeff Sessions said they will respond in writing to the letter of inquiry about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador democratic. Sessions written by some lawmakers said they had actually met the Russian Ambassador on two occasions during the RNC and its uffico to Congress. Russia, with Foreign Minister Lavrov, said that the investigation of contacts between the electoral advisers Trump and Russian diplomats is a “witch hunt”.
On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, after talks with his counterparts from Germany, France and Ukraine in Minsk, asserted that the Normandy Four ministerial meetings has yielded no breakthrough solutions. He also said Ukraine is to blame for more violations in the security sphere and in what concerns weapons withdrawal than the self-proclaimed republics. At the same time, Lavrov stressed that the Normandy Four casts no doubts at the leaders agreements reached in Berlin and Paris earlier this year. The issue of a possible deployment of an armed mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was not discussed. After the Normandy Four meeting, Lavrov met Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister, for a bilateral meeting.