Moscow says it has information terrorists in Syria still supported from abroad

According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry, the terrorists would have been defeated long ago without that support.

Terrorist groups in Syria continue receiving support from abroad, including weapons and gunmen, what hampers the fight against them, an official spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

"We have information that terrorist groups continue receiving support from abroad," Maria Zakharova said. "It is clear that without this support the victory over terrorists would have been won much earlier."

The spokeswoman noted that several rounds of talks are planned for Friday in Vienna, including a bilateral meeting on Syria between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry and a meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

"The foreign minister and the Russian delegation will take part in negotiations in Vienna tomorrow," Zakharova said. "Several rounds of talks will be held. In the morning - with US State Secretary John Kerry. After that, a meeting will take place in the format Russia-US-Saudi Arabia-Turkey," she added. The spokesperson added that the talks will focus on the Syrian settlement.

First published by TASS.

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