The United States has refused to attend an international conference on the Syrian conflict in Sochi, although it has received an invitation from Russia. As reported by Armenpress, the Special Representative of the Russian President for Syria Alexander Lavrentev stated on February 16.

“We also sent an invitation to our American counterparts to attend the conference (…), but unfortunately we were refused. “The Americans are currently busy with internal affairs and apparently have not decided yet on a route to Syria,” he said.

Lavrentev also mentioned that Russia is registering the activation of “sleeping” IP cells in Syria. According to him, agreements with terrorist organizations operating in Syria are excluded, the goal of their complete destruction is maintained.