That meeting will take place, reported the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports .
“Deep in the second half of the day on Thursday President Putin will host us Secretary of state Kerry and foreign Minister Lavrov. Set the fairly predictable — and Syria, and Ukraine, and issues of bilateral relations,” Peskov said.
Kerry’s visit to Moscow will take place on 14-15 July. That the head of us diplomacy will visit Moscow, the representative of the state Department of the USA John Kirby announced on July 11. The day before, July 12, Peskov said that “the possibility that the President will meet with Kerry, worked out”.
Wednesday, July 13, the New York Times writes that Kerry will bring to Moscow the latest deals on Syria from the current administration of Barack Obama. According to the newspaper, Kerry will offer the Russian leadership to create a joint group for the exchange of operational and intelligence information. In addition, according to the newspaper, the Secretary of state may propose to synchronize airstrikes, the US and Russia over terrorists in Syria.
In turn, The Washington Post reported that Kerry will offer the Russian leadership a joint group for the exchange of operational and intelligence information to track the actions of the terrorist group “dzhebhat an-Nusra (Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, the activities of the group banned in Russia). In addition, the publication reported, the Department will offer to synchronize independent attacks on the United States and Russia to terrorists “Islamic state” (business in Russia).
Washington hopes that Russia will exert pressure on the Syrian government to military aircraft has limited its military activity. Despite the fact that in Syria, 27 February the cease-fire, which agreed to abide by government troops and rebels fighting in recent weeks erupted with new force. Because of the terrorist group the agreement on the ceasefire does not apply to all attacks that deal the parties to the conflict, to justify a fight against terrorists. While there are regular reports of civilian casualties from shelling and air raids. Especially serious situation has developed in the city of Aleppo.
July 6, a telephone conversation between presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama. As later stated by the press Secretary the White house Josh Ernest, the President has not reached any agreements on new ways of cooperation in Syria.
The press service of the Kremlin, describing the conversation between the two presidents, reported that Putin called Obama to “contribute to the speedy demarcation of the moderate Syrian opposition terrorist group “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and other organizations that are not covered by the ceasefire.
In November 2016 the United States will hold another presidential election, incumbent President Barack Obama leaves office on January 20.