Kerry: because the civil war threatened the very existence of Syria

Without resolving the conflict between Damascus and the opposition threatened the very existence of the Syrian state. This was announced on Sunday U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, Interfax-Ukraine.

«A political solution is better than the futile attempts to find a military solution. War can lead to new refugees, new extremists, destruction and perhaps even to the complete destruction of Syria», — quotes Agency the words of the AP during his visit to Jordan, Kerry.

Amnesty International: Russia is guilty of «egregious» war crimes in Syria

«Peace is better than continued war,» he added.

While Kerry reiterated that he sees no possibility of resolving the conflict while maintaining power in Syria in the hands of President Bashar al-Assad. He also noted that alliances with Damascus will not allow to find a solution to the Syrian conflict.

«You have to understand that any military Alliance with Assad will not end the civil war», — said the head of the U.S. state Department.

As reported, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry reached preliminary agreement on a truce in Syria.

Peace talks on Syria resume in Geneva on 25 February, as previously planned, after Turkey stepped up its cross-border attacks of the territory, where mainly inhabited by Kurdish rebels.

February 12, during the negotiations of the contact group on Syria in Munich reached an agreement on the cessation of hostilities in the country within the week, but a real ceasefire not happened.

Previously members of the UN Security Council did not reach agreement on the draft Russian resolution, which contains the requirement to stop actions that undermine the sovereignty of Syria.

Amnesty International: Russia is guilty of «egregious» war crimes in Syria

Russia is guilty in some of the most «egregious» of war crimes which were committed over the last decades. This was stated in an interview with Sky News, Director of crisis programs Amnesty International Tirana Hassan, writes Ukrainian Pravda.

Human rights organization claims that in the last week of military aircraft of Moscow deliberately attacked civilians and rescue workers in Syria.

Hassan reported that documented attacks on schools, hospitals and homes. She says that in addition to the bombing of civilian targets by Russian and Syrian aircraft, which in itself is a war crime, they commit repeated attacks on objects already bombed, killing rescue workers and other civilians that are extracted from under the rubble wounded and dead bodies.

The human rights activist refers to the RAID on February 15 at the hospital of «Doctors without borders» in the city of Maarrat al-nu’man in Idlib province in the North of the country. Then during the two attacks occurred at intervals of several minutes, the object had suffered four strokes. Previously it was reported about nine killed.

As one example, Russian war crimes also shows a RAID on 15 February at a hospital in the city of a’zaz. The rescue workers claim that attacks occur every day, and attacks on civilian areas are cluster and thermobaric bombs. In this case, as it is known, the Kremlin continues to insist that the strike solely at military targets of the Islamic state.

Kerry: because the civil war threatened the very existence of Syria 22.02.2016

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