The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has named the conditions on which at midnight on 27 February in Syria should come into effect a ceasefire. The statement of the President of the Russian Federation in the evening of Monday, February 22, broadcast of Russian TV channels.
«Until noon on February 26, all the warring parties in Syria must confirm to us or to the American partners of its commitment to the ceasefire, – quotes Putin Agency «Interfax». – Russian and American military jointly, the maps will determine the areas in which operate such groupings. Military operations against them by the armed forces of the SAR, the Russian armed forces and the US-led coalition will not be conducted».
«The opposition, in turn, would stop fighting against the armed forces of Syria and the factions that support them», – said the President of Russia.
Meanwhile, Putin stressed that the ceasefire will not be extended to «Islamic state» and other terrorist organizations recognized as such by the UN Security Council, and the impacts on them will be applied and further.
«Russia will carry out necessary work with Damascus, with the legitimate leadership in Syria. We hope that the United States will do the same with its allies and the factions that supported them», – said the President of the Russian Federation.
U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said that the United States welcomes the final agreement on the ceasefire in Syria and thank you for your contribution to the achievement of Russia and other members of the International support group in Syria.
«Today’s agreement is the result of purposeful diplomatic efforts of many countries and groups. I want to thank everyone who worked hard on his achievement, including the delegation of the USA and Russia, as well as the other members (MGPS)» – quoted Kerry TASS.