Russia has proposed a cease fire in Syria since March 1, Reuters reported citing Western officials. The Agency clarifies that the decision in response to the Russian proposal has not yet been agreed.
According to the source Agency, some elements of the Russian proposals concern the United States.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow suggested that the US scheme of settlement in Syria. “We are in contact with Washington has proposed a very specific scheme, which they now took in the work,” he said.
According to Lavrov, the US Secretary of state recently spoke about the scheme in the interview. “I hope that its a very simple sentence does not take too long for them to be considered in Washington,” — said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. Lavrov did not disclose specific details, but noted that the plan does not involve the immediate resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, what are the U.S. and its allies in the region.
Lavrov discussed with Kerry the situation in Syria during a telephone conversation on 10 February. The official statement of the Russian foreign Ministry said that the foreign Ministers of the two countries concurred on the need to seek an early ceasefire and ensure humanitarian access to all blocked settlements.
Representatives of the Syrian opposition has put forward as a condition to start negotiations in Geneva on the settlement in Syria, the cessation of Russian bombing. While the Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly stressed that the aim of the Russian operation in Syria are exclusively the objects of the “Islamic state”, and strikes are only for him.
The negotiations on the settlement of the situation in Syria with the participation of representatives of the authorities and the opposition were held in Geneva starting from January 25. However, they did not take place. While the U.S. state Department stated that this has occurred including from-for strikes of the Russian air force near Aleppo. The Kremlin’s accusations West denied.