Russia: No ‘artificial deadlines’ for the Syria peace process

Russia will not accept “artificial deadlines” for the Syrian peace process, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, claiming they threaten Moscow-backed efforts to end the conflict. “I don’t believe in artificial deadlines,” Lavrov told the MED Dialogues conference in Rome. “Those who insist on [United Nations envoy] Staffan [de Mistura] setting a deadline, they […]