2015-10-12 10:00:00

Russia does not want to get involved in Syria's interreligious conflicts - Putin

Moscow, October 12, Interfax - Russia does not want to get involved in Syria's interreligious conflicts, makes no distinction between Shia and Sunni, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

"In Syria we by no means want to get involved in any interreligious conflict whatsoever," he said in Vladimir Solovyov's Sunday Night program aired by the Rossiya 1 television channel.

Commenting on the view that Russia is siding with Shia against Sunni in the Syrian war, Putin said: "This is a false message, a false thesis."

"In fact, we make no distinction between Shia and Sunni," he stressed.