Russia dismissed the so-called plan B proposed by the US. Russia said that they will work on their plan A for a political settlement of the Syria crisis.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed speculation about an alternative plan for a political settlement of the Syria crisis.
Other officials in Moscow denied the existence of one such option, saying the only agreement reached between Moscow and Washington is an imminent truce in the Arab country that will be formalized through a United Nations Security Council resolution.
“We’re perplexed by our Western partners, the US included, mentioning the existence of some kind of ‘Plan B,’ nothing is known on that one, we are considering no alternative plans,” Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said during a conference in Moscow on Thursday.
An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin also rejected the Plan B conjectures, calling the idea proposed by Kerry as ambiguous. Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that Moscow’s top priority for the time being remains carrying out the truce initiative.
The Syrian government, which has endorsed the ceasefire, also reacted to the claims, with Bouthaina Shaaban, a political and media adviser to the President Bashar al-Assad, saying that such statements are ostensibly meant to pile up more pressure on Damascus during the lull in the fighting.