February 26, 2016 / 10:51 AM / in 2 years

Russia expects U.N. Security Council to back Syria ceasefire plan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects the U.N. Security Council to back a resolution endorsing the planned ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria, but nobody can give a 100 percent guarantee that the ceasefire plan will be implemented, Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Sergei Lavrov also used a news briefing to call on the Unites States and its allies to avoid “ambiguity” about any “Plan B” for Syria and to give up any idea of conducting a land operation there.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Lidia Kelly and Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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