February 28, 2018 / 11:24 AM / 23 days ago

Russia's Lavrov says Syria war only getting worse for terrorists

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria’s war is not getting worse for anyone except terrorists, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday after talks with U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.

Sergei Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia attends the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

“I don’t think it’s getting worse. It’s getting worse for the terrorists from Jabhat al Nusra, who willingly or unwillingly have been sustainably spared by the American coalition,” he said.

“We raised this issue with Washington many times but there is no credible answer.”

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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