Lavrov says Syria ceasefire more likely to fail than succeed | Reuters

MUNICH Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that the odds of a ceasefire for Syria being successfully put in place by next week were less than 50 percent. Asked at a security conference in Munich to assess the chances of the ceasefire deal succeeding, Lavrov answered: '49 percent'. Asked the same question, his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier put the odds at 51 percent.

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Lavrov says Syria ceasefire more likely to fail than succeed
| Reuters

Lavrov says Syria ceasefire more likely to fail than succeed
 Reuters

MUNICH Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that the odds of a ceasefire for Syria being successfully put in place by next week were less than 50 percent.

Asked at a security conference in Munich to assess the chances of the ceasefire deal succeeding, Lavrov answered: "49 percent". Asked the same question, his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier put the odds at 51 percent.


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