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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Russia has declared a truce in Aleppo after tough statements Kerry


In the area of Aleppo, Syria, began to operate a 48-hour “silence regime” introduced on the initiative of Russia. This was reported in the newsletter of the Center for conciliation of the warring parties in Syria. As specified in a statement, the truce was established with the aim to reduce violence and stabilize the situation in Aleppo and its suburbs.


photo: AP

Shortly before U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, speaking in Oslo, has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the election observance of the cease-fire announced this winter. “The US is not going to sit by and let them be used until one of the parties tries to obtain advantages to the detriment of the entire process,” Reuters quoted the head of American diplomacy, which pointed to the violation of official Damascus to Aleppo in the background of the bombing of the Russian HQs. “It is obvious that the cease-fire under threat,” said the Secretary of state. – Russia must understand that our patience is not unlimited, especially as to whether Assad is brought to justice”.

Later the official U.S. state Department spokesman John Kirby during a briefing said that the words Kerry should not be interpreted as an ultimatum. “We don’t make empty threats, the diplomat said. – It wasn’t even a threat. The Secretary just stated their disappointment that Russians don’t use their influence.”

“The “silence regime” should be linked with the words of Kerry – said “MK” Professor, Department of history, political science and law in RSUH Kosach Grigorii. – First of all, because the previously announced a truce did not extend to the area of Aleppo. Russia claimed that it continues to inflict strikes on the groups Jabhat al-Nusra (a group banned in Russia – “MK”) in the district of this city, and stated that once the demarcation line between the moderate opposition and Jabhat al-Nusra” does not exist, therefore, Russia considers it possible to support the actions of the Syrian army in the region, striking “An-Nusra”, and if as a result of these shocks affected and the moderate opposition, then that’s her problem. But such actions have caused serious kind of concern at the regional and international players acting on the field of the Syrian opposition. Hence the statement of Kerry, which is quite serious.”

The statement of the head of the state Department could influence and Saudi Arabia. “I think the words carry need to be link with the fact that now continues with the visit of Deputy crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman in the USA, – said the interlocutor of “MK”. – He already had a meeting with Kerry. The Saudi press describes her in the most glowing terms. Of course, the Saudi point of view was in that meeting, conveyed to the American Secretary of state. Moreover, in the announced agenda of this meeting contained a paragraph associated with Syria. So these actions are well within the logic of pressure on Russia by not only US, but their closest strategic ally in the region — Saudi Arabia”.

The analyst believes that the “silence regime” in the hands of both the Assad’s forces and his opponents. “Any ceasefire is always an opportunity to regroup forces, rearmament, – said the “MK” Gregory Kosach. – Of course this applies to the Syrian army, although if you follow the reasoning of the Saudi press, in Aleppo active Iranian armed forces. Usually talking about the Islamic revolutionary guards Corps. Similarly, this applies to opposition to the regime forces – not just those typically considered as a moderate opposition, but of course to “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”. The truce in General is contrary to the intentions of Russia to achieve superiority of the Assad regime in this strategically important area…”

Watch the video on “the defense Ministry released a video of airstrikes HQs at the reference point of the province of Aleppo”

The video strikes the Air-space forces of Russia at the stronghold of the ISIL terrorists in the province of Syria, Aleppo. Video published on the website youtube.com user-the Russian defense Ministry.

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