USA, Russia and other States have reached an agreement on cessation of hostilities during the week in the civil war in Syria, and to ensure immediate humanitarian access to areas that are under siege. This was announced on the night of Friday, 12 severe, satanovskaya after talks in Munich the US Secretary of state John Kerry, informs UKRINFORM with reference to The Washington Post.
«It was a unanimous decision. Today, all agreed on the urgency of humanitarian access. What we got here is words on paper. What we have to see in the coming days is keeping them in place», — said the head of the U.S. state Department.
He stressed that the end of military action should come «within weeks». Humanitarian access to Syrian cities that fell into a prolonged siege, you need to restore immediately.
The agreement was achieved after the consultations, which lasted from Thursday to Friday night. Before that, the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov spoke with his Iranian counterpart — Russia’s ally in supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad. In addition, the U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry met separately with allies supporting the Syrian opposition, before all the participants gathered for a joint meeting at which the agreement was signed.
UN special envoy Stefan de Mistura, following the meeting of the International support group Syria in Munich indicated that it is not about a full ceasefire and cessation of hostilities, writes NEWSru.com.
«This is in some sense easier and more efficient, because it requires only the decision», — said the special envoy.
He assured that the UN is ready to assist in achieving the objective, but the main work should be done in Russia and the USA.
According to de Mistura, if the Syrian people will see the real results, we believe «your future» and in the negotiations, the renewal of which is scheduled for February 25. According to him, for a long time the Syrians are begging for two things: to stop the bombing and provide them with humanitarian assistance. Today need it more than 13.5 million people in the country.
As stated by de Mistura, in addition to the ceasefire in the coming days will do much to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria — one of the main demands of the Syrian opposition.
The emissary reported that a specially formed working group under the leadership of the UN will try to gain access in seven areas of Syria to provide humanitarian assistance to the population. Among them Deir-ez-Zor, where Russia for several weeks to deliver humanitarian cargo on parachute platforms.
«We will see where we will have problems, as we often had before. If they happen again — we will contact you, we will refer to MHPS and say we need help,» said the special envoy.
Noteworthy, the Syrian Center for political studies has published a report on the impact of five years of conflict on the situation in Syria. According to these data, during the confrontation were killed 470 thousand Syrians, 1.9 million were injured.
As reported, intense fighting in the Syrian province of Aleppo have forced nearly 50 thousand local residents to flee their homes. As noted in the report on the website of the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC), the humanitarian situation in the region is deteriorating rapidly — reduced food supply, there are problems with water supply, there is a shortage of fuel and electricity.
10 at a meeting of the UN Security Council by France, Britain and their allies called on Russia to stop air strikes on the Syrian province of Aleppo.
On the eve of the bombers of the Military space forces (VKS) Russia attacked two villages in the tel-Rifat in the North Syrian province of Aleppo. 15 people died, 22 were injured. The bombing was subjected to the village of Kafr Kafr Kalbin and under the control of antisodomy moderate opposition.
According to a report by Human rights organization Human Rights Watch, during the last military operations against the Syrian opposition carried out by the army Bashar al-Assad and Russia, massively used prohibited cluster munitions. So, according to the organization, from 14 strikes using cluster bombs in five Syrian provinces on 26 January killed at least 37 civilians, including six women and nine children, and dozens of others were injured.
At the end of 2015 the Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights published a report which says that in Syria since the beginning of military operation of the Russian VC were killed about 800 civilians.
In Munich have reached an agreement on ceasefire in Syria 12.02.2016