March 13, 2018 / 10:39 AM / 6 months ago

Russia's Lavrov says more de-escalation zones in Syria not a priority

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that establishing more de-escalation zones in Syria was not a priority for now.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference after a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in Moscow, Russia March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

He told reporters that it was important to prevent violation of ceasefire agreements in eastern Ghouta, a situation which he planned to discuss with Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who is on a visit to Moscow.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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