Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

MOSCOW, (ST)_Russian Foreign Ministry has called for lifting the coercive and unilateral sanctions being imposed on Syria in order to serve the Syrian people's interests and to guarantee regional stability and security. 
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in her briefing on Thurday that the EU must return to international law through lifting the illegitimate unilateral sanctions it imposed on Syria in the interest of the Syrian people and in a way that guarantees regional stability and security. 
She expressed her deep regret over the recent European Union measures against Syria, including those against Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faysal Miqdad, stressing that the measures won’t serve the stability of situation in Syria and do not help overcome the repercussions of the crisis in the country.
Basma Qaddour