Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that it had a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama, in which Russia and the US agreed on a cease-fire in Syria from 27 February.
According to Putin, speaking the initiative came from the Russian side, however, the interest was mutual.
“The adoption of the statement was preceded by intensive work of teams of Russian and US experts. This was used and the positive experience gained in the course of cooperation on the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria “- quoted statement by Putin, the Kremlin press service
He stressed that the negotiators have held several rounds of closed consultations. “As a result, managed to reach an important concrete result: an agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria since midnight Damascus time, 27 February 2016 on the conditions, which are an integral part of the US-Russian statements,” – said Putin
According to him, before noon on February 26, all the warring parties in Syria must confirm the Russian Federation or the United States its commitment to the ceasefire.
Putin expressed confidence that the US side agreed to joint action can radically expand the crisis in Syria. “There was, at last, a real chance to end years of bloodshed and violence. As a result, it should be facilitated humanitarian access to all those Syrian citizens “, – said the president
Joint Statement by the United States, Russia and other countries of the group support Syria on Monday established a truce between the forces of the Government of Syria and the armed opposition groups, which must come from 27 February, but it will not apply to the “Islamic State”, “Dzhebhat en-Nusra” (forbidden in the Russian Federation) and other parties recognized by the UN as terrorist.