05-12-2016 10:35 PM Jerusalem Timing

Lavrov Says Denying al-Qusayr Achievemnt Big Hypocrisy

Lavrov Says Denying al-Qusayr Achievemnt Big Hypocrisy

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dubbed hypocritical the calls to consider the conditions in al-Qusayr as operations against civilians.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey LavrovThe Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dubbed hypocritical the calls to consider the conditions in al-Qusayr as operations against civilians.

“The recent calls to condemn what happens nowadays in al-Qusayr as operations against civilians are a great hypocrisy,” Lavrov said in a joint press conference Friday with the Secretary-General of the Islamic Cooperation Organization Ikmaleddine Ihsan Oglo in Moscow.

Lavrov also recalled the words of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when he announced earlier that the Syrian government forces are suffering difficulties in fighting the opposition groups.

"What I mean, logically, they (government forces) face brigades, armed and well-trained, and there is information that the foreign experts are helping these battalions," the Russian Minister added.

The Syrian Army launched on May 19 a large-scale operation in al-Qusayr border town with Lebanon to clear the area of terrorist gangs and liberate the citizens stuck there.

Syria's mercenaries conceded on Tuesday they had lost the battle for al-Qusayr.