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February 19, 2020 9:54 am

Russia and Turkey Failed to Reach Agreement at Syria Talks: Lavrov

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A Syrian soldier smokes a cigarette as he sits on a military vehicle in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria, Aug. 24, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Omar Sanadiki.

Russia and Turkey failed to reach an agreement at talks in Moscow aimed at easing tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Lavrov, told a news conference that Syrian government forces, which are mounting an offensive in Idlib, were upholding previous agreements on the region but also reacting to provocations.

Lavrov said militant attacks on Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib were continuing.

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