In a telephone call on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Brahimi that "attempts at a military solution will lead only to the further destabilization of the situation in (Syria) and the region," a ministry statement said.
The United States and its allies are gearing up for a probable military strike to punish President Bashar al-Assad, whom they blame for a alleged chemical attack last week that activists said killed hundreds of people when they were asleep.
UN Security Council member Russia, a major arms supplier to Assad and his most powerful diplomatic ally in the conflict, says rebels may have carried out the gas attack to provoke outside military intervention.
In a separate phone conversation on Tuesday, Lavrov rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry's assertion that the government was to blame.
Lavrov called for a ‘detailed and in-depth exchange of information’ on all alleged use of chemical arms.
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said late on Tuesday it had evacuated 89 people who wanted to leave Syria, including 75 Russian citizens, on a flight from Latakia to Moscow. It said that the ministry has flown 730 people out of Syria this year.


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