The white house urged Russia “not to hide behind in Syria the fight against ISIS”


As stated to journalists by White house press Secretary Eric Schultz, only the coming days will show how agreed to a temporary ceasefire in Syria the parties are ready to comply with it. According to him, the mere fact of agreement is very important, but there’s still a lot of work.

However Schulz called on Russia not to hide behind “the fight against “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) for greater intervention in the Syrian civil war.” White house press Secretary expressed the view that Moscow has contributed to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the air raids on areas where there was virtually no militants of the “Islamic state”.

The White house statement sounded less than a day after the U.S. and Russia agreed at the Munich conference on security to achieve within a week of the ceasefire between the Syrian government and the forces opposing him except the Islamists.

Requirements for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents as follows: each party to the five-year conflict must cease fire against their opponents. The proposal of a truce will not touch forbidden in Russia groups “Islamic state” and “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” and other organizations “recognized by the UN security Council’s terrorist”. To establish a truce were given one week: February 19 to MGPS must obtain the consent of the Assad government and the opposition on a ceasefire and operational team will define the terms “silence”. This group will operate under UN auspices and the joint chairmanship of the U.S. and Russia.

The Russian military has repeatedly stressed that the attacks of the Russian space forces are applied only on targets associated with terrorist organizations in Syria. While in Moscow indicated that those listed as the international community not only Islamic state but also controlling some areas of the country movement “Frente al Nusra”, which is the local branch of the international terrorist network “al-Qaeda”.