Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov (Photo by Alexander Shcherbak/TASS)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the US is seeking to establish a “quasi-state” east of the Euphrates river in Syria, during an interview for RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro in Moscow on Friday.

“On Syrian territory there are vast lands east of the Euphrates where absolutely unacceptable things are taking place. The US are trying to use these lands through their Syrian allies – above all, through the Kurds – in order to establish a quasi-state there,” said Lavrov.

“The US are by all means illegally seeking to establish a quasi-state on this territory, trying to do everything there to create the conditions for a normal way of living for their subordinates, creating a structure of authority which is an alternative to the legitimate [structure] of the Syrian Arabic Republic and actively assisting in the return of refugees and their settlement there,” he added.

“In that region the US are as a rule trying to keep the situation in a heated condition in order that everybody is on the edge. And in such muddy waters, it is much easier for them to catch the fish they want,” said Lavrov.

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svinebugten@gmail.com
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I saw more of the interwiev in another site. Here he said, that the SDF zone should take in refugees from Turkey. I agree in that.

The zone is not safe, but given some help, it should be possible to reagin parts of its old structure.

Prepare well for 50.000 and then for the next 50.000 and not too fast.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

It seems to me that this was an agreement Lavrov-Kerry some time ago, Why ? because Russia-Syria had the total possibility to stop SDF advance to east part of north Euphrates river at Deir-Ezor, Al-Mayadin, and Al-Bukamal, and did nothing to stop SDF and taking Omar oil fields. The partition of Syria was established some time ago.

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Dr. James Padgett

Wonder how many of those who view this website speak or understand Russian.

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Interesting nonsense, considering the autonomy of Rojava was Russia’s idea in the first place.

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So Lavrov says Trump is highly influenced by the Putin style!
Just think about Luhansk, Donbass, Ossetia…
Meanwhile Putin got some influence from Menahem Begin when it came to Crimea since Crimea was annexed…
Some double standards Mr.Lavrov? 😉

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I allow me in a positce way to see an acceptance of facts by Putin. USA dont go home.

I agree in Russia might clean a lot themselved before blaming others that much. Russia itself is more in Syria theb ever – well, at least they are kind of invited.

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Andrew

Crimea was not annexed.