Russia: Lessons learned in Iraq, Libya will soon apply to Syria - Lavrov

The EU will soon start contributing to a resolution of the Syrian crisis due to the massive influx of migrants into Europe, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Sochi, Thursday. Speaking to a journalist, Lavrov noted the Western countries are starting to acknowledge the failure of 'democratising' the country. He went on to cite Iraq and also commented on Libya, saying the country has turned into a centre of human trafficking as a result of recent happenings there. "I am sure that these lessons were learned by most of the serious politicians. [...] External players will not decide anything for the Syrians, we have to make them develop an algorithm of survival in their country, while the interests of any religious, ethnic or political group would be reliably protected," the minister concluded.