Medvedev -- the first Russian head of state to visit Syria, which was a key Cold War ally -- said Moscow was ready and determined to play its part in creating the will for a peace settlement.EJP article."The situation is very, very bad. It's time to do something," the Russian leader said.
EJP | News | Eastern Europe | Russia?s Medvedev urges US action in 'very bad' Mideast situation
The Foreign Ministry issued an uncharacteristically sharp response on Wednesday to a Russian and Turkish call to include Hamas in the diplomatic process, drawing parallels between Hamas and Chechen terrorists and saying it was wrong to distinguish between “good” and “bad” terrorists.JPost article.“Hamas people are responsible for the murder of hundreds of innocent civilians, including those who came from the former Soviet Union, and also Russian citizens,” the statement said. “It is forbidden for enlightened countries to divide terrorists into good and bad ones on the basis of geography.”
Israel slams Russia's Hamas stance
Oh, so Israel has legitimate terrorists ?