俄罗斯否认改变叙利亚政策 Russia Denies Change in Stance on Syria

14 December, 2012

俄罗斯外交部说,莫斯科的叙利亚政策没有改变。此前媒体援引一名俄罗斯高级外交官的话说,叙利亚反政府武装可能会打败总统阿萨德。

俄罗斯外交部星期五说,过去几天来,副外长波丹诺夫没有就叙利亚问题发表任何声明,也没接受任何记者的专访。

星期四,俄罗斯媒体引述这位副外长的话说,阿萨德正逐渐失去对国家的控制,不能排除反对派取得最终胜利的可能性。这个说法被解读为,叙利亚的这个强大盟友首次承认,叙利亚政府在接近两年的打击反政府武装的交战中已经开始崩溃。

但是俄罗斯外交部说,波丹诺夫所指的是叙利亚反对派及其外国支持者所预测的他们迅速战胜大马士革政权的说法。俄罗斯外交部说,波丹诺夫是对讨论中东和北非问题的克里姆林宫一个顾问团说这番话的。

Russia's foreign ministry says Moscow's policy on Syria has not changed, after a top diplomat was quoted as saying Syria's opposition may win its battles against President Bashar al-Assad.

The ministry, on Friday, said Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov had not made any statements or conducted "special interviews" with journalists over the past few days regarding Syria.  

On Thursday, Russian media quoted him as saying Mr. Assad was increasingly losing control of his country's territory, and that an opposition victory could not be ruled out.  It was seen as the first time Russia, a powerful Syrian ally, had acknowledged the Syrian government was beginning to crumble in its nearly two-year battle against anti-government forces.

But Russia's foreign ministry said Bogdanov was referring to the claims of the ``Syrian opposition and its foreign sponsors forecasting their quick victory over the regime in Damascus."  It said Bogdanov made the remark to a Kremlin advisory body that was discussing issues in the Middle East and North Africa.