Contents tagged with Aleppo
Russia and China blocked UN Security Council resolution on the ceasefire in Aleppo
The UN Security Council, on Monday, December 5th, failed to adopt the resolution calling for a ceasefire in Aleppo, a city that is besieged by Syrian Army forces. The document was vetoed by China and Russia. According to Moscow, the West is using humanitarian issues as a pretext for promoting a political plan that will lead to a change of government in Damascus, Deutsche Welle reported.
The text of the resolution was proposed by Egypt, Spain, and New Zealand. They put forward the requirements …
Turkish students protest against Russia’s actions in Syria
Protests have been taking place in Turkey for several days against the actions of the Russian and Assad armies in Syria. On Sunday, December 4th, dozens of students staged a rally in front of the Russian consulate in Istanbul to protest against Moscow's military support of Assad's regime.
On December 2nd, a similar demonstration organized by the National Association of Turkish students was held in front of the Istanbul University, calling for Russia’s withdrawal from Syria. The participants of …
Lavrov: Ceasefire in Aleppo will take effect once moderate opposition leaves the city
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that a ceasefire will go into effect in Aleppo as soon as the moderate Syrian opposition leaves the eastern part of the city, TASS reported.
However, Washington and Moscow must first agree on the routes and time frame for members of the Syrian opposition to leave the war-torn city.
“As soon as they are coordinated, the ceasefire regime will enter into force," Lavrov said.
The Russian Foreign Minister also noted that those members of the moderate …
Russian warplanes strike Syrian Idlib province killing 14 civilians
At least 14 people were killed on December 4, as a result of airstrikes on the northwestern parts of Syria's Idlib province. This was reported by Radio Liberty, citing representatives of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
According to the members of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the city of Maaret Al-Numan was hit by airstrikes. The members of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights believe that the strikes were carried out by Russian warplanes.
The airstrikes are being …
Lavrov: US has presented new proposals to resolve the situation in Aleppo
Russian Foreign MinisterSergey Lavrov stated the the American Secretary of State, John Kerry, while at the meeting in Rome, presented new proposals regarding the situation in Aleppo.
According to Lavrov, the previous proposals of the United States “supported the immunity of Jabhat al-Nusra, who is at the head of the terrorists in Aleppo, from any strikes.”
At the same time, the new proposals presented by Kerry, “are in line with the position of the Russian experts at the talks with the …
CIA Director blamed Assad and Russia for civilian deaths in Syria
The director of the CIA, John Brennan, said in a BBC interview that the US should continue to assist the moderate Syrian opposition, which opposes government troops, the Iranian and Russian militaries, and Lebanese militants of the Hezbollah movement. In his opinion, Russia plays a key role in the Syrian conflict, however, he is not certain that Moscow will negotiate and make concessions. The head of the CIA believes that the Kremlin is pursuing a strategy of delaying negotiations in an effort …
Expert: Trump is ready to share Syria with the Kremlin
The Director of the Center for Analysis of Middle East Conflicts at the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Shumilin, stated in an interview with Rosbalt that John Kerry’s mission will probably fail. The U.S. Secretary of State is trying to reach new agreements with Russia on Aleppo in the remaining month and a half before the withdrawal of the current U.S. administration.
“Everything that Kerry attempts to do today is being undertaken merely …
German politicians are demanding that sanctions be imposed against Russia because of its actions in Syria
German politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and Alliance '90/The Greens demand that fresh sanctions be imposed against Russia for its actions in Syria. In connection with the raids of the Russian and Syrian aircraft on eastern Aleppo, the West must take immediate action, according to a joint statement of the deputies of the Bundestag. The CDU’s Norbert Röttgen and the Greens party’s Franziska Brantner asserted their respective parties’ united stance, which was published …
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on the Washington Post article about lifting the blockade in Aleppo
The deputy foreign minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Ryabkov, said the article in the Washington Post regarding the existence of certain agreements between the United States and the Russian Federation (according to which the United States will fulfill its obligation to separate militants in exchange for lifting the blockade in Aleppo) was the “snow of yester-year.”
“Contact between our representatives from the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our US colleagues …
Peskov: Russia and Syrian government are discussing the future of Aleppo
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that discussions about the situation in Aleppo are being carried out on different levels and mostly with the Syrian government.
“As far as Aleppo is concerned, obviously, there is an exchange of opinions on different levels and, mostly, these discussions are being carried out with the legitimate government of Syria,” Peskov stated while answering a question about whether there are any discussions with western partners about the future of Aleppo, reports …