The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande told about the results of the discussion of the Syrian issue during a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"I think That Mr. Putin may also have a similar goal - We have to provide the unity of Syria," - noted Hollande." the Syrian Arab Republic currently consists of a portion of the territory controlled by regime, and the rest of a large part of the territory, where chaos reigns and where you can sooner or later be created the most Caliphate. It would be the worst of situations, and We will Not be able to accept such things ", - said the head of France.
"We spoke About It with President (Vladimir) Putin. France my voice reminded That a political solution is the aim of ? We must discover, We must return to the Geneva format, to make sure that the Assad regime and the opposing political force has been able to reach a consensus. To provide a situation where the future of Syria through the departure of Assad, "said Hollande, RIA" Novosti ". As He said, " It's a political solution which Should work together with Russia, USA, Iran, Turkey and Persian Gulf countries in General, with all countries, including the European, who are willing to participate in finding this political solution "." When We spoke with Mr Putin about the political process in the Syrian Arab Republic, I told him That if you continue a dialogue with Assad, to reach forward, it will be impossible, "said Hollande after the meeting of leaders "channel four" in Paris. He noticed That between Assad and the "Islamic state" there are numerous opposition groups who are willing to move towards a political solution - and they Have to work." As for the Parallels, which are able to be carried out, I would refrain from it. The fact That Vladimir Putin, Russia is taking a more active role in the Syrian situation, This means That We must somehow change its approach to the Ukrainian question ", - said Hollande. As said, for his part, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the theme of Syria was heard at the bilateral level." I Wish to say That in the end, the issue of Syria was studied. About myself I can say and to reveal the secret That the French side had The same thing, together We have clearly shown That, by itself, the "Islamic state" is the enemy that Must be fought and, on the reverse side That Syria must be found a decision which reflects the wishes of the opposition. Opposing political force has our support and We can't forget What happened in the Syrian Arab Republic in recent years, thousands of people lost life to the emergence of the " Islamic state ", - said Merkel." It turns out That (Syrian President Bashar) Assad will Not play the role It played in the past. It is necessary to detect the transitions any? I don't think any military action could lead to the end of the conflict, it is necessary to find a political solution, " said Merkel. On Wednesday the aircraft of the Russian Air and space forces of Russia at the request of the President of the Syrian Republic Assad began conducting air operations with the application of point strikes on is positions.