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Monday, February 19, 2018

Russia and the United States exaggerate its role in resolving the Syrian crisis

The new Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, the infamous Boris Johnson, accused Moscow of delaying the conflict in Syria. “Russia is guilty of delaying the war and makes it even more terrible”, — quotes the head of the foreign office (the British counterpart of the foreign Ministry. — “MK”), the Agency Reuters. Earlier, the UK, together with the United States and France, called for the convening of September 25, an emergency meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in Aleppo, where fierce fighting. But while among those who are trying to end the war in Syria, disagreements more than unity.

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The convening of the security Council — not the only attempt to force the settlement of the Syrian crisis once the outbreak was 12 September truce in the Arab country broke. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his us counterpart John Kerry on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly held a meeting that aimed to agree on the terms of a new temporary truce, but to no avail. The diplomats ‘ talks the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described as a “long, painful and disappointing.”

Against the background of these differences the troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive on Aleppo, urging civilians to leave those areas “where the terrorists are operating”. Sunday, September 25, it became known that the militants recaptured the part of the refugee camp near Aleppo, but the army managed to recapture significant territory in the city and to fix them.

Disagreements regarding the Syrian crisis are not only at a diplomatic level, between the countries involved in settling the conflict, but also in the United States. The Department of state published some fragments of an agreement with Russia on Syria, which targeted “for a quick resumption of the diplomatic process to the initial political transition.” Among the items, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the exchange of intelligence and the development of plans for joint combat operations” against terrorists, as well as the delineation of territories occupied “Islamic state” and the former “Front EN-Nusra” (both groups recognized as terrorist in Russia and banned).

The disclosure of the document caused a wave of indignation among the us military. “We have no intentions to sign an agreement on the exchange of intelligence with the Russians,” — said the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff US armed forces General Joseph Dunford. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon has no idea how such a document at all would work.

“The Pentagon was very unhappy when aviation coalition (led by the United States. — “MK”) has struck Syrian army, and then the state Department has expressed about it a regret, — like the “MK” orientalist Grigory Melamed. In the United States is an interagency and election campaign. Therefore, each side is trying to save face. Frankly, for Americans, it would be better if in these few months remaining before the U.S. election, nothing happened. In addition, in American government circles was distrust of Kerry regarding his ability to achieve something from Lavrov. And Kerry was only thanks to the personal support of Obama.”

“Our little depends, — the expert believes. — Russia and America are very much exaggerating its role in this matter. Syrian society is in fact split up, and talk about the peace process not necessary. Can be some temporary truce, a small humanitarian operation, but not more.”

The war in Syria. Chronicle of events

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