MOSCOW, February 24. Russia is not known about the plan “B” of the USA in Syria, began the practical realization of the Declaration on the ceasefire.
Putin said he and Obama had approved the ceasefire in Syria
This was stated by a source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
“Any plan “B”, as they say in the USA, the Russian side is not known. There was intensive work on the statement, you must focus on its practical implementation”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
“The implementation has already begun. The American side should not give up ahead of time,” he added.
The agreement on cease-fire
On Monday evening the Russian Federation and the USA issued a joint statement saying that the ceasefire in Syria will come into force on 27 February at 00:00 time of Damascus (01:00 GMT). The statement stressed that the truce apply to all parties to the conflict, with the exception of terrorist groups “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both banned in Russia), as well as other terrorist organizations recognized by the Security Council.
UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement. He also reported that his special envoy Staffan de Mistura, who acts as the mediator in inter-Syrian negotiations, “ready to support the implementation of the agreement as the place of events in Damascus and Geneva.”
The Syrian conflict and the main stages of its settlement