In an interview to Al Arabiya, the Chairman of the opposition Supreme Council for the negotiations Nissan Riad Agha said that the decision of Assad to call an election in Parliament on 13 April “sounds like a false note”. “How can a head of state to appoint the date of elections in the country, immersed in the war?”, asked yeah.
He suggested that the announcement of elections – Declaration in order to distract people. According to yeah, Assad is not thinking about the continuation of the negotiation process, as the peace plan stipulates the holding of elections six months after the ceasefire.
Earlier, the representative of the “Syrian free army” questioned Asad implementation of the agreement on a ceasefire. In an interview with Reuters, he stated that it has clauses that will allow the army to continue military action. He pointed out that in accordance with the agreement, Assad’s forces and their opponents have the right to “proportional use of force”. At the same time, the parties agreed that the ceasefire does not apply to the group “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both organizations are banned in Russia) and “other terrorist organizations identified by the UN security Council”.
The news Agency noted that the positions of the terrorists are not a United front, and mixed with both the “free Syrian army” and other opposition forces. The Russian troops and troops of al-Assad, according to opposition figures under the pretext of the fight against grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” will be able to strike at the areas where the opposition forces determined to be a terrorist. “If that happens, the truce will collapse”, — assured the representatives of the opposition.
Sunday, February 22, Russia and the United States agreed to the peace plan in Syria. It should enter into force on 27 February. The cessation of hostilities will begin at 00:00 (Damascus) February 27, 2016 (23:00 MSK on February 26). According to the plan, military action, including air strikes of the Syrian air force, the Russian space forces and the US-led coalition, will continue only against the “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both organizations are banned in Russia) and “other terrorist organizations identified by the UN security Council”.