Russia opposes establishing no-fly zone over Syria: FM

Russia opposed setting up a no-fly zone over Syria because it would be a violation of that country’s sovereignty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

The creation of a no-fly zone would violate the United Nations Charter, Lavrov said in an interview with Sky News Arabia. /…/

Moscow believed the imposition of the no-fly zone “under the pretext of preventing a humanitarian crisis” in Syria was unacceptable, Lavrov said.

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