OREANDA-NEWS The opposition Syrian Military Council is in contact with Russia and considers its role significant in the international political arena and in Syria in particular, the head of the SAF communications Commission, Ahmad Kantari.

"We have been in contact with Russia before and are continuing contacts now, and these are very important contacts in connection with its (Russia's) role in the Syrian issue. This is an effective state at the international level and at the same time in Syria in particular," Kantaria said.

The leadership of the Syrian Military Council considers the relationship with all countries important and there is a full understanding that the Syrian issue cannot be resolved without eliminating problems inside the country.

According to the opposition leader, the draft of the Syrian Military Council proceeds from the principles of the Syrian accord, Syrian proposals, but at the same time taking into account international approval.