MOSCOW, February 29. In the Kremlin concluded that the ceasefire in Syria came into force. According to the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, the process is underway, although it is not easy.
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“The heads of state – the presidents of Russia and the USA – from the very beginning had stressed that the path to truly sustainable truce will not be easy, it may not be easy just by definition due to the complexity of the situation as a whole”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
However, he stressed: “it is Important that an agreement (truce) was reached, now made the principal steps in accordance with the agreement”. “The process is, it is a priori clear that it is easy to go”, – said Peskov. However, he drew attention to the military that “the truce entered into force”.
“The situation is not yet sustainable”
In addition, the Kremlin urged foreign partners to be careful, making accusations against Russia of violating the agreement on Syria.
Thus Peskov commented on the recent statements of foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, who accused Russia of violating the agreement on establishment of ceasefire in Syria.
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“Repeatedly from Moscow was heard calling, which is very careful to accuse someone of a breakdown in the truce, do it surgestion, sorhakhutte. The situation is not yet stable. And here it is only possible to resume such appeals,” – said Peskov.
On Sunday, the foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubayr said that they would discuss “the allies of Riyadh ceasefire violations in Syria” which, in his opinion, allows for Damascus and Russia. “The truce in Syria has been violated by Russia and the government,” he said.
The diplomat also emphasized that for Syria there is an alternative plan in case of failure of the truce between the parties to the Syrian conflict without the participation of the current President Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier, the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Kurilenko announced that the cessation of hostilities in Syria in General is, however, over the past nine days revealed facts of violations by the armed gangs.
The truce in Syria
The cessation of hostilities between government forces and armed opposition in Syria came into force on 27 February at 00:00 time of Damascus (01:00 GMT). An hour before the truce the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in support of the cessation of collisions. The document, prepared by Russia and the United States, received the support of all 15 members of the security Council.
How, in turn, said at a briefing in Geneva Palais des Nations special representative of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura, with the ceasefire agreed 97 armed groups in the Arab Republic.