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Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved - Russian ForMin

Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved - Russian ForMin
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures at a news conference on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syria’s territorial integrity must be preserved, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, as Turkish forces prepare to enter the country.

U.S. actions in the region are contradictory and Russia is urging dialogue between Damascus and Syria’s Kurds, he told reporters during a visit to Kazakhstan following a surprise withdrawal by U.S. troops.

Turkish forces will cross into Syria “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by John Stonestreet)

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