Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with Staffan de Mistura, the United Nation’s Syria peace envoy, on Friday, Moscow's state-run RIA news agency reported, citing the foreign ministry.

“I confirm that these talks are planned for Friday,” Moscow's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

De Mistura is conducting an intensive round of talks with the world powers with a view to relaunching the stalled peace talks between Damascus and the armed opposition, his offi...

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