Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia and Israel share similar views on the need to resolve Syrian crisis

MOSCOW — Following talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Gaby Ashkenazi in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that, with regard to Syria, the two share the same position that the Syrian crisis should be resolved through political methods based on the principles set out in U.N. Resolution 2254. Lavrov further stated that Russia continues their support for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Lavrov said he informed Israeli officials of Russia’s efforts in the Astana format, as well as through other dialogues, to help resolve various aspects of the Syrian crisis.

The Moscow meeting focused in particular on the importance of strengthening the work of the Constitutional Commission. Lavro briefed Ashkenazi on the steps they have taken so that the next session of the Constitutional Committee will be fruitful.

Lavrov also claimed that they had spoken of the need to help overcome the humanitarian crisis in Syria, which lays largely in ruin after the decade-long civil war.

It has long been suspected that there is coordination between Russia and Israel regarding Israel’s bombing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) militias deployed.