Russia ready to discuss ceasefire in Syria, says diplomat

Russia is ready to discuss the possibilities of ceasefire in Syria at a Munich meeting, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Thursday.

Russia is ready to discuss the possibilities of ceasefire in Syria at a Munich meeting, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Thursday.

"We’re ready to discuss the modalities of the ceasefire," he said. "This is what will be discussed in Munich," he added.

According to him, the resumption of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva depends on the opposition from the Riyadh group.

"Who is responsible for the disruption of the first round of talks? The opposition from Riyadh. The question whether the talks will resume on February 25 should be addressed to them," he said. "As far as I know, the Syrian government is prepared for this."

A meeting of the International Syria Support Group will be held in Munich on Thursday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Russia has made specific proposals on the ceasefire in Syria.

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