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Amid escalation in Syria Lavrov and Kerry discussed the implementation of the agreement

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov met on February 13 with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Munich where there passes conference on security. The meeting was held at the initiative of the American side, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

TASS reports that the meeting was entirely devoted to the situation in Syria and the execution order reached on February 11 an agreement on a cease-fire in that country. The agreement provides for the establishment of working groups on control over observance of the ceasefire and humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

The armistice agreement does not affect a terrorist organization, and Kerry, addressing the conference, has offered Russia to develop a common list of such groups. Lavrov said that he supported the proposal for coordination.

In recent days, escalated the situation on the Turkish-Syrian border, putting into question the likelihood of the ceasefire. February 13, Turkish artillery shelled Kurdish fighters on Syrian territory. In addition, the Turkish foreign Ministry said that arrived in the country of Saudi aircraft and military personnel in preparation for terrorist operations.

The U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter, in turn, confirmed that Riyadh and the UAE is ready to send special forces to participate in anti-terrorist campaign in Syria.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in turn, previously said he is determined to regain control over the entire territory of the country and intends to crush the terrorists.




Amid escalation in Syria Lavrov and Kerry discussed the implementation of the agreement 14.02.2016

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