During the talks in Geneva between the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the head of the U.S. Department of State John Kerry, Moscow and Washington have made progress in the achievement of a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, Reuters reports with reference to the representative of the foreign Department of the USA.
In this case, the state Department announced that there are technical details that can be worked through, and yet possible to say whether the result reached final agreement.
September 5 on the sidelines of the G20 summit was held in China talks
Putin and Obama. Following the meeting, Putin said that the parties managed to reconcile positions on Syria, but a final agreement was not reached. The head of state noted that the talks are “on right track”.
Earlier Thursday, the Washington Post reported that at the summit in Hangzhou Obama gave Putin a “final offer” for a ceasefire in Syria. Among the proposals was called a ceasefire throughout the country, including around the besieged city of Aleppo, providing corridors for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, as well as the full termination of flights of the Syrian aviation and the beginning of a joint Russian-the American air campaign to deliver strikes on the positions of terrorists. As described in the publication a high-ranking source in the White house, Washington expects answer from Moscow for several days.
Later publication of The Washington Post commented on in the Kremlin. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that information is “not completely true”.
“Indeed, the Syrian topic is very thoroughly discussed by the two presidents, the more details it has been discussed by Lavrov and Kerry. There really is a speech about a certain document, but not yet finalized, because there were some outstanding issues, the work continues”, — said Peskov.