The Russian foreign Ministry: about postponement of the beginning of the ceasefire in Syria is out of the question

The Russian foreign Ministry: about postponement of the beginning of the ceasefire in Syria is out of the question


MOSCOW, February 25. About the postponement of the beginning of the ceasefire in Syria. This was stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov.

On 25 February, the website of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” published a copy of the application form, which the commanders of the Syrian opposition groups must sign when they join a ceasefire. As the date for the cessation of hostilities in the document marked March 1. In particular, from that day, signing the statement by a field commander is obligated “to stop the fighting against the Syrian army and to stop using (against her) artillery and other weapons”. For its part, the document States that the Syrian army since March 1, will also cease hostilities in the area, which is controlled by this detachment field commander.

On 22 February, the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama issued a statement on ceasefire in Syria on February 27. Both sides undertook to influence him close to the political forces in the country to achieve a truce. The truce does not apply to groups deemed terrorist by the UN, such as the “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both organizations are banned in Russia).

“No, fighting should be stopped from 00:00 (01:00 GMT) on 27 February,” he said, commenting on media reports about a possible postponement of the start of the ceasefire on 1 March.

See also

Joint statement of the Russian Federation and the United States: a ceasefire in Syria will begin on February 27