Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that Russia’s position regarding the Syrian issue is “well-known… balanced and consistent and completely logical,” according to the Russian Interfax news agency.
“So it is hardly appropriate to talk about this position changing under someone’s pressure.”
Peskov made the remarks two days after a number of Western countries announced on May 29 that they were expelling senior Syrian diplomats in an apparently coordinated move to protest the May 25 violence in the western Syrian town of Houla.
However, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the move was “counter-productive.”
The leaders of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan have also been invited to the event, scheduled for June 6-7 in Beijing, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin said in a Thursday news conference.
The participants in the SCO summit would discuss current regional and international developments during the meeting.