Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the solution to the crisis in Syria should be acceptable first and foremost by the Syrians themselves

Russian TASS News Agency quoted Lavrov as saying during the forum of young diplomats from the Asia-Pacific region, held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok city, “I’m satisfied by the fact that we have a very professional channel of communication with the United States between our militaries on problems of the Syrian crisis.” He continued to say that Russia was invited by Syria’s legitimate government while the US military presence there is illegitimate