The UN has predicted the destruction of Eastern Aleppo by the end of the year. The state Department did not have a «naive hope» in the good intentions of the Russian Federation

Controlled by the rebels East of the Syrian city of Aleppo could be destroyed by the end of December, if the bombing continues at its current level, said the UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura.

The US blamed the air strikes on hospitals in Aleppo on Russia
Kerry and Lavrov discussed by telephone the aggravation in Syria

De Mistura stressed that the only solution in this situation, in his opinion, is the political discussion about Syria’s future and political transition. According to him, even Russia supposedly «feels» that this is the only possible one.

«If the bombing continues at the same level, as we have seen in the past, then Christmas (25 December) Eastern (district) Aleppo will be gone,» said de Mistura, in an interview with Deutshe Welle.

The special envoy also noted that for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to residents of Aleppo necessary assurances from the Syrian government and opposition. De Mistura added that the UN will not stop to attempt to deliver humanitarian aid 175 to thousands of people in Eastern Aleppo, RIA «Novosti».

De Mistura also pointed to possible changes in opposition to the terrorists associated with the coming to power in the United States Donald trump: «the intention of the elected President of the USA of Donald trump to conduct a special type of discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin on how to fight with two internationally recognized terrorist groups ISIS and «An-Nusra» is a very important moment.» In his opinion, in any case, you need a comprehensive political solution.

The US blamed the air strikes on hospitals in Aleppo on Russia

The U.S. state Department believes that Russia is responsible for air strikes on hospitals in Aleppo. This was announced by state Department spokesman John Kirby, RBC.

«Even if it’s not the Russian planes and Syria, Russia is responsible as it can affect the regime of Assad. She can to stop it,» said Kirby.

He also noted that the statements about the bombing do «recognized humanitarian organization» — the world health organization (who), «Doctors without borders», the Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights.

«This is not USA Express claims and accusations. This international consensus of authoritative institutions and organizations, and news agencies,» — said Kirby.

Kirby added that the United States continue talks in Geneva on the Syrian settlement without any «naive hope» that Russia suddenly change its position, reports «UKRINFORM».

«No expectations and naive expectations in the good intentions of Russia», — noted the official representative of the foreign Ministry.

He stressed that efforts in this direction continues today, «Secretary Kerry is very actively involved in this process.»

The main reason why the US is still taking part in the Geneva process, even in the face of increasing violence in Aleppo, is because the Secretary has «a very acute sense of urgency regarding solving the situation on the ground».

«It is not only about Aleppo, but Syria in General, which can only be a political solution,» said Kirby.

He stressed that only through negotiations and diplomacy we can expect the desired result.

«I can’t talk about the expectations and motivations of the Russians, they should do it ourselves. But I can assure you that he (John Kerry – ed.) will work on this problem, yet will remain as Secretary of state,» — said the representative of US state Department.

Recall that according to human rights activists, in recent days intensified bombardment of Eastern Aleppo and the neighbouring rebel-held areas killed about 180 people, most of them in the surrounded part of the city 97. Blows to rebels in Aleppo and the surrounding area carried out government forces of the Syrian regime, as well as allied aviation of Russian air force.

Syrian government forces resumed the offensive on the Eastern part of Aleppo on 15 November in an attempt to seize control of the entire city.

In rebel controlled Eastern Syrian city of Aleppo after days of airstrikes destroyed all the hospitals.

Under siege in the East of Aleppo, which lasts from July under the shelling and air strikes are more than 250 thousand people.

Kerry and Lavrov discussed by telephone the aggravation in Syria

The foreign Ministers of the USA and Russia John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov spoke Tuesday on the phone, mainly on the issues of the Syrian settlement. This was announced on the same day John Kirby.

«Today had a telephone conversation with foreign Minister Lavrov. Of course, Syria was the main topic of discussion,» — said the representative of the foreign Department of the USA.

The parties spoke about the importance of continuing to work towards the effective cessation of hostilities and the ways of its introduction, that can be the basis for a return to political dialogue. Also discussed the danger posed by groups groups al-Nusra.

The foreign Ministers drew attention to the situation around the bombing of Aleppo. The Secretary of state of the United States stressed on the need for a ceasefire as soon as possible. In addition, the U.S. side emphasized the necessity of humanitarian access to the affected areas.

Kirby stressed that the head of state pays special attention to the situation in Aleppo, but he also drew attention to the establishment of a stable peace throughout Syria.

Recall, this is the third conversation of heads of foreign policy departments of the USA and Russia over the past five days. Thus, among the main topics of communication, discussed the situation in Ukraine and Syria.




The UN has predicted the destruction of Eastern Aleppo by the end of the year. The state Department did not have a «naive hope» in the good intentions of the Russian Federation 23.11.2016

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