February 28
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov says the US government’s statements on the possibility of an agreement with the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group in Syria are unacceptable, reports RIA Novosti.

“An Nusra and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are officially included in the list of terrorist organizations that the United Nations Security Council prepares. They are also included in the lists of terrorist organizations of the United States. Nevertheless, this isn’t the first time that the US is making such statements, and Russia considers them absolutely unacceptable,” he said.

He voiced hope that it will be possible to reach an agreement with Turkey over the Syrian issue so that the terrorists ‘don’t take over’ Idlib. “I hope that the ongoing contacts between our military and the Turkish military, with the participation of diplomats and security services, will end positively, and we will be able to make sure that terrorists do not take over this part of Syria, as, in fact, they should not take over anywhere else," he said.

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