Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lavrov and Kerry called for efforts to comply with the ceasefire in Syria – RIA Novosti

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -. RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for “serious efforts” to comply with the truce by all parties to the conflict in Syria, said State Department spokesman John . Kirby

“They agreed that, although initial reports are encouraging, it is critical for success in the future there will be serious efforts of all parties,” – Kirby said in a statement provided by the State Department RIA Novosti

according to him, Lavrov and Kirby welcomed the “constructive dialogue” on the lines of the international group on Syria and made it clear that all parties to continue to closely monitor the situation and assess reports from the field.

“They also confirmed the regime implementing the commitment the cessation of hostilities and the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance in cities across Syria, “- concluded the representative of the Department of State

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that Lavrov discussed by telephone the situation in Syria Kerry after the entry into force of the cease-fire.. It was reported that they welcomed the entry into force of the cessation of hostilities, and also discussed the prospects for the resumption mezhsiriyskogo negotiation process with the assistance of the International Group of Syria’s support, noting the particular importance of close cooperation on these issues between Russia and the United States as co-chairs of MTT.

on Monday it published a joint statement by the United States and Russia on Syria, according to which the cease-fire between the Syrian government forces and armed opposition groups must come from 27 February, but it will not apply to the “Islamic State”, “Dzhebhat en-Nusra” (banned in Russian) and other parties recognized by the UN as terrorist.

in Syria since March 2011. The ongoing armed conflict, in which, according to the UN, has killed more than 220 thousand people. Government troops confronted a gang of militants belonging to various armed groups. The most active terrorist groups are the “Islamic State” and “Dzhebhat en-Nusra”.


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