The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the so-called "Friends of Syria" meeting held in Paris of being " unilateral, politically wrong, and immoral."
In a statement issued Friday, the Ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich that "these friends rely exclusively on just one part of the opposition."
He further reiterated that "Russia, China and other countries that are bound by friendship to Syria refused to join the ranks of those friendsfor the aforementioned reasons."
"Being friends with only a part of the Syrian opposition will just lead to intensifying contradictions and confrontation within Syria and making the stances of the conflicting sides in Syria more extreme, which can only lead to continuing violence and more tragedies," the Russian official viewed.
He added: "Instead, they present theatrical and political propaganda shows that are similar to conferences of political parties, in which the fate of Syria is discussed in the absence of its main representatives and loud calls are made for the opposition to go into battle to undermine the Syrian leadership."
He went on to stress that Moscow adheres precisely to the plan for peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis by the Syrians themselves without foreign intervention, and that general directives for such a settlement were laid down in Geneva.
Meanwhile, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has described as "incorrect" US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement lambasting Russia and China for obstructing other countries' efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
In remarks to Interfax news agency, he confirmed that "Clinton's statement went against the strategy for ending the crisis in Syria that was agreed by world powers last Saturday in Geneva."
"The statement is incorrect. We have heard this more than once in the past as well, but what is most alarming is that such statements go against the final document of the Geneva meeting, which was approved with the U.S. Secretary of State's participation, among others," Gatilov said.
He said it is regretful for such statements to be released in this stage, while the Geneva conference opened a new page in the international dealing regarding the diplomatic political settlement to the crisis in Syria.
Gatilov made it clear that Russia considers proposals of enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria the establishment of the so-called humanitarian corridors as "unconstructive" calling for the involvement in carrying out the provisions of the Geneva Document instead of such calls.
Source: SANA, Edited by moqawama.org