Fillon called on the West to avoid conflict with Russia in the Syrian issue

Francois Fillon

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PARIS, April 21. /Offset. TASS Mikhail Timofeev/. The West should engage in dialogue with Russia on the Syrian issue. This statement on Thursday evening on air of TV channel France 2 were made by the candidate in presidents of France from the party “the Republicans” Francois Fillon.

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“The main issue in Syria is negotiating with Russia, – he said . – If we’re not negotiating with Russia, it is inevitable at some point enter into conflict, confrontation, because the interests of the West and Russia remain far apart”.

Fillon recalled in this connection that Moscow “has one of the world’s largest nuclear arsenals”. “We must not forget that many wars in the world occurred as a simple result of circumstances that caused the conflict. Imagine what might happen if, for example, us combat aircraft shot down Russian. Or Russian soldiers, or war, the Western countries will die under the bomb attacks. All of this is a huge risk,” – said the politician.

According to Fillon, the West should come to a compromise in relations with Moscow. “That is, to accept that she (Russia) left certain interests in the region but the West, unfortunately, never wanted to admit, considering that they are at the head of the ongoing game, while in fact it is absolutely not so,” said Fillon.

Speaking about the situation in Syria he said: “In the Syrian issue there is a certain priority.” “So, Bashar al-Assad poses a danger to Syria, but it does not represent any danger for the rest of the world, at least for the moment,” says the candidate.

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