February 25, 2013
China and Russia are increasingly realizing that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's time is up, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, as she visited German troops stationed with NATO Patriot missiles close to the Turkish-Syrian frontier
February 21, 2013
Moscow is looking for a force to take responsibility for the settlement in Syria
April 11, 2012
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow expects discussions with various Syrian opposition groups.
April 2, 2012
The plans of the Friends of Syria Group to provide direct, including military, support for the armed opposition run counter to the objective of a peaceful settlement.