Russian President’s Special Envoy, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov said that Geneva 3 talks are Syrian-Syrian, affirming that the Syrians alone have to decide who would participate in.

 

“UN envoy Staffan de Mistura would be Responsible for the formation of the opposition delegation, not Russia or Turkey,” Bogdanov said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

He added “Moscow doesn’t understand how Turkey could announce its boycott to the Syrian-Syrian talks while it won’t participate, neither Russia, nor the US or Saudi Arabia.”

 

The UN announced that its envoy de Mistura has sent invitations to the Syrian participants according to the terms of UNSC No. 2254.