Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state while speaking about the situation in Gaza during his annual press conference on Thursday.
Lavrov said he “hopes the Israeli state will come to this conclusion eventually” but also said that he understood that was “unacceptable for Israel at the moment.”
“We can’t do anything apart from explain it to them,” Lavrov argued.
Lavrov then urged that mediation efforts by the US would not work unless there is “direct dialogue between the Palestinians and Israelis.”
“Assume that, so to speak, ‘grown men’ will somewhere agree on how the Palestinians will continue to live, and then will present it to them. It won’t be a success. Only direct dialogue that needs to be restored,” Lavrov outlined.