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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich , said:

"In our talks with Mr. Brahimi and with our American colleagues, we are trying to feel a way out of this situation on the basis of our common plan of action that was agreed in Geneva in June."

It was about ending armed conflict, achieving peace and stability, adhering fully with international law provisions, and providing for a Syrian led transition. Doing so should represent everyone equitably. 

Lukashevich added that plans are to "discuss a range of issues linked to a political and diplomatic settlement in Syria, including Brahimi's efforts aimed at ending the violence and the launch of a comprehensive national dialogue."

He stressed Geneva principles have "no alternative." He accused Washington of agreeing, then reneging.

"Our American colleagues and some others".have turned sharply from (Geneva), by 180 degrees," he said. They support "the opposition and (refuse) dialogue with the government."

It "put(s) the opposition in the mood for no dialogue with the authorities but for overthrowing" them.

According to Moscow Carnegie Center analyst Dmitry Trenin :

"The biggest disappointment".is that one side thinks Assad should leave at the start of the process." That's America's position.

"The other side thinks his departure should be as a result of the process." That's Russia's view.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stresses that neither side can prevail in armed conflict. Unless resolved peacefully, it'll continue longterm. 

On December 27, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) headlined "Russian Foreign Ministry: No Russian-US Plan to Settle the Situation in Syria," saying:

Moscow want Geneva principles implemented. Lukashevich calls them "irreplaceable for settling the situation in Syria."

Dialogue alone can resolve things. Russia wants Syrians alone to determine their country's future. On Saturday, Lavrov and Brahimi will hold talks. Diplomatic conflict resolution will be stressed.

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Muqdad, will participate. "Nowadays, there is a need for active and decisive measures to put an end to the violence," said Lukashevich.

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