Russia and the US will resume efforts to secure a lasting ceasefire in Syria almost two weeks after a fragile truce deal fell through following an escalation of violence throughout the country.
RT news agency quoted military official Viktor Poznikhir as saying in a press conference on Wednesday that both the Russian defense and foreign ministries had received an order by President Vladimir Putin to continue joint work with the US on working to solve the crisis in Syria following a phone call between high-level officials earlier that day.
Poznikhir added that Moscow plans to send a delegation of Russian experts to Geneva to resume consultations with the US with the aim of finding possible means to normalize the situation in Syria, particularly in Aleppo.
On a related note, Poznikhir pointed out that “It became known that terrorist groups are preparing provocative attacks with chemical weapons on Syrian army positions and residential areas in the east part of Aleppo to accuse government forces [of the attacks].”
“In the provinces of Aleppo and Hama, opposition groups, taking advantage of the seven-day truce, replenished the stocks of ammunition and weapons, to regroup and start offensive operations in order to capture new territories,” he said.
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