BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – During a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the audience that his government’s patience is running out in regards to the situation in Syria’s Idlib Governorate.
Lavrov said Russia’s patience is running thin regarding the Idlib situation while highlighting the importance of eliminating all terrorist elements from this governorate in northwestern Syria.
The Russian Foreign Minister continued that Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed on February 14th that the situation in the Idlib Governorate would be handled by a “step-by-step” process.
He pointed out that a well-thought-out plan will be put in place to save the lives of the civilians, adding that Russia, Iran, and Turkey will not do as the United States did when it destroyed Raqqa city under the pretext of fighting the terrorist organization of Daesh.
Russia has often criticized the U.S.’ operations in Mosul and Raqqa for their high-scale destruction and severe loss of life.