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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Media: Russia and United States are preparing to sign a “breakthrough” deal on Syria

American CBS TV channel, citing its sources claims that the US and Russia are close to concluding a “breakthrough” deal on Syria. According to journalists, Washington offers Moscow military and intelligence cooperation in Syria to fight with terrorists of “al-Qaeda” and ISIS (a group banned in Russia and several other countries). In return, Russia will have to exert pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.

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In addition, the transaction provides for the cessation of sorties by the Syrian air force, which Washington hopes will expand the humanitarian mission. In particular, will expand the supply of humanitarian aid to the besieged now the city of Aleppo.

Source CBS in the ranks of the Syrian opposition said that the U.S. envoy in Syria, Michael Ratni notified them about reaching an understanding with Russia.

The Agency Reuters, the U.S. state Department confirmed the agreement with Russia. According to him, some issues remain to be resolved but the deal can announce on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed serious differences with Russia regarding the Syrian conflict. He noted that without Russia’s consent on a number of issues – in particular, to reduce the level of violence in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to progress in resolving the conflict will be difficult.

As already noted, Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin may hold a personal meeting on the sidelines of the summit in China.

The deployment of Russian troops in Syria. Chronicle of events

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