According to Kerry, the truce in Syria can be preserved if the parties agree on the demarcation line prohibiting any offensive actions on the territory of Aleppo and the capture of the city.
“If Assad does not adhere to this, it will lead to negative consequences, one of which will be a complete breakdown of the ceasefire and return to war. I don’t think Russia wants this”, – said the head of the state Department.
The situation in Aleppo has intensified in recent days. The government army accused of escalating violence the terrorist group “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia). Iranian news Agency Fars, citing Syrian military pointed out that the extremists tried to break through in the Western part of the city, but their attack was stopped, and the government army in response to cut the supply lines of militants, linking the Northern and southern districts of Aleppo. The Agency claims that the strikes on positions of Jabhat an-Nusra inflicted including Military-space forces of Russia.
In turn, opponents of Assad say that he is loyal to President Assad troops are trying to storm the city.
Earlier, White house press Secretary Josh Ernest said that Washington hopes that Russia will become more active and convince Assad to implement the agreements on the ceasefire.