Washington has asked for a week to stop the strikes on targets in Syria in order to divide the forces of the moderate opposition and terrorist groups. About it the newspaper “Izvestia” said a source familiar with the negotiations.
According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, the proposals of the American delegation entered the negotiations, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Moscow on July 14-15 and on July 26, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit bilateral meetings of Ministers.
The American side suggested that the Russian Military space forces stopped for a week their operations, at the same time will suspend their attacks, the international coalition forces led by the United States.
In Syria, 27 February the cease-fire. However, it does not apply to groups that are recognized as terrorist and military actions against them continue, both Russia and the coalition forces. The fighting in recent weeks has flared up, which led to the actual failure of the cease-fire regime in many areas. 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.
15 July during the visit of Kerry to Moscow, he underwent a 12-hour talks with Lavrov, the main theme of which was called Syria. After a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit, Kerry said he will announce the plan of cooperation of Russia and the USA on Syria in early August. The Secretary said that in recent days, in the promotion of this plan, progress has been made. “We do our homework, and many of these homework has been done in the last few days, and I’ll tell you, done successfully,” said Kerry.
On the eve of Kerry’s visit to Moscow, the newspaper the New York Times reported that the intelligence community and the state Department growing opposition to the policy of Kerry: many officials refer to the idea of cooperation with Moscow in Syria with a grain of salt. According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, Kerry ignores the fact that the Russian and Syrian military “do not discriminate” between bombing the militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) and attacks on representatives of the moderate opposition, some of which are supported by Washington.