The head of U.S. state Department John Kerry said that he agreed with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the alleged violations of the cease-ceasefire in Syria. About this U.S. Secretary of state said during a press conference with German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, reports Reuters.
In particular, Kerry said that he spoke with Lavrov and they agreed not to “argue publicly” about the incoming information on alleged violations of the truce from one side or another.
The head of the state Department stressed that all incoming information will be scrutinized. “We [U.S. and Russia] will track each alleged violation and work even harder to build a model that will help us to ensure that military action was directed exclusively against “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state” [both organizations recognized in Russia is prohibited],” said Kerry.
The ceasefire in Syria, agreed by Russia and the United States, came into effect on Saturday, February 27. According to him, military actions, including air strikes of the Syrian air force, the Russian space forces and the US-led coalition, will continue only in respect of the banned in Russia “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and other terrorist organizations recognized as terrorist by the UN security Council.
Since you’ve already heard accusations against Moscow and Damascus about the failure of the ceasefire. In particular, similar statements were made by Saudi Arabia and the Syrian rebels.
The Kremlin in response to these charges is urged to exercise maximum caution in statements regarding the ceasefire in Syria. “From Moscow was heard calling very careful to accuse someone in the disruption of the truce, to really surgestion, sorhakhutte. The situation is not sustainable, and you can only renew those calls”, — stressed the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.