Lavrov: Russia will oppose regime change in Syria

Russia will resist the attempts of the United States-led coalition to implement plans to change the regime in Syria, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The minister drew attention to the fact that some Western countries are trying to inflate the “scandalous atmosphere” of the situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, ignoring the concentration of militants and groups of the Al-Nusra Front.

“The U.S. and the coalition led by them are eager to spare the Al-Nusra Front, saving the group in order to implement the plan for changing the regime - the so-called plan B,” TASS reported him as saying.
Lavrov stressed that this is absolutely unacceptable, and Russia will “strongly resist” such attempts.

On January 22, Syrian government troops began to destroy the large Al-Nusra Front formation which was surrounded in the eastern part of the province of Idlib.

Over the past 24 hours, the military advanced six kilometers north of the Abu al-Duhur Airbase and liberated 24 settlements from the militants.

  Syria, Russia