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The Washington Post: will the Syrian raqqa new German Torgau?

Edward Lozansky

«Historic meeting of American and Soviet troops on the Elbe in the German city of Torgau on 25 April 1945, when the two armies had successfully split into two parts the Nazi army and put an end to world war II, is a perfect symbol of what can be achieved if the two countries will cooperate,» writes the Director of the American University in Moscow Edward Lozansky in an article for The Washington Times.

«This week could mean the beginning of similar efforts of the two States to destroy the cruel enemy of our times — this time in Syria,» — says the publication.

«There are many powerful forces who are not interested in U.S.-Russian cooperation in the military sphere and security. Last week the Minister of defense ash Carter has put Russia in first place in the list of threats to U.S. security. His statement was echoed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who called the current international environment full-scale cold war,» says Lausanne.

«The media also play a very negative role in the escalation of tensions,» — said the author. He recalled, in particular, about how The New York Times predicted the failure of the peace agreement on Syria in the day when it was concluded.

Even U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, faced with skeptical legislators from the Senate Committee on foreign relations, several times mentioned alternative diplomatic plan «B» and stated that Russia «may have been much worse» if the agreed process fails.

«However, even those who do not want to support the rapprochement between Russia and the US, can’t deny the fact that the only way to stop the bloodshed in Syria and, ultimately, to destroy ISIL is a cooperation between the U.S. and Russia», — says the author.

The Washington Post: will the Syrian raqqa new German Torgau? 26.02.2016

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