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Chizhov: 'We do not disagree on basics, either with the EU or the US' (Photo: oliverlaumann)

EU, US and Russia closer than before on Syria, diplomat says

Russia's ambassador to the EU has said "technical differerences" remain on how to handle Syria ahead of an international meeting in Geneva.

Vladimir Chizhov told EUobserver on Thursday (28 June) that Russia, the EU and the US agree on "the basics" of the approach - that there should be a ceasefire, followed by a "Syrian-led" political dialogue and no military intervention.

"We do not disagree on basics, either with the EU or the US or anyone else - we all want stability in this ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Chizhov: 'We do not disagree on basics, either with the EU or the US' (Photo: oliverlaumann)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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