Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said a cessation of hostilities in the battleground Aleppo will hopefully be announced within the next few hours.

Lavrov’s statements came as he held a joint press conference with UN special envoy, Staffan de Mistura, in Moscow.

De Mistura expressed wishes that with such announcement, the stalled Syrian peace talks will have a better chance to be resumed. “I have a feeling and a hope that we can relaunch this. We all hope that … in a few hours we can relaunch the cessation of hostilities. If we can do this, we will be back on the right track.”

Russian and American military personnel are working closely together to arrange the new Aleppo agreement.

The Russian minister also revealed that a new Russian-US monitoring center has been formed in Geneva, Switzerland, in order to oversee the ceasefire violations in Syria.

“We are grateful to the UN for its help in solving logistical issues on the creation of this center in Geneva where the militaries of the two countries will discuss face-to-face specific developments on the ground,” he explained.

Moscow has been urging Washington to differentiate between ‘moderate rebels’ and ‘extremists’ if a viable and inclusive ceasefire to be successfully implemented.

On April 25, US Army Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, admitted that al-Qaeda Syrian branch, Jabhet al-Nusra, “holds Aleppo” and it is not party to the agreement.

Violence drastically escalated in the recent week as the Islamist militants rained the government-held districts of Aleppo with thousands of mortars and rockets.

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ALFA
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@Ibra_Joudeh f… Politics!

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Russia has been completely shut out of Syria by US. It appears that Aleppo will be taken over by terrorists! What a shame. There is so much Syrian artillery aimed at Aleppo, and terrorists are mas murdering people without any consequences!

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I cannot believe the utter failure of SAA and Russia to punish the terrorist shelling civilians in Aleppo. Remember when Russians said “We will punish those who violate cease fire…” What a joke…

Boris Kazlov
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I say no cease-fire, death to terrorists monsters.

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Boris Kazlov

Russia is stupi to belive they can negotiate with terrorists and traitors in Saudi HIgh Negotiations Commitee. Thi will be another defat for Russai, because of their naivete/gullibility.

TROPASOCIALISTA
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@leithfadel IF RUSSIA DOES NOT DEFEND, UNTIL THE LAST CONSEQUENCES, THEIR TRUE “PARTNERS” AS ASSAD. YOU WILL BE NO FRIENDS

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@leithfadel IS THIS BREWING A BETRAYAL OF GOVERNMENT DERECHISTA-LIBERAL OF RUSSIA. KNEELING TO WESTERN “PARTNERS”

TROPASOCIALISTA
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IF PUTIN BELIEVES THAT “WESTERN PARTNERS” TO REMOVE THE SANCTIONS LEAVE ASSAD. THEY ARE WELL STUPID. CRIMEA TO CHANGE?

TROPASOCIALISTA
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@leithfadel IF PUTIN BELIEVES, THAT LEAVING ASSAD, YOU WILL EASE SANCTIONS. IT IS SILLY. RUSSIA WILL ALWAYS BLACKMAIL

TROPASOCIALISTA
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@leithfadel RUSSIA HAS NO MONEY BECAUSE THE RICH DON’T PAY TAXES, AND BECAUSE THE STATE HAS NO INCOME OF BASIC INDUSTRIES

TROPASOCIALISTA
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@leithfadel FRANCE, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ITALY. EXAMPLE OF BALANCED INCOME.RUSSIA SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST THE FRENCH BUDGET

TROPASOCIALISTA
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@leithfadel RUSSIA COULD HAVE A LARGE BUDGET, DEFENCE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, PUBLIC, RESEARCH.

TROPASOCIALISTA
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@leithfadel AND DOES THAT HAVE? ROADS UNPAVED, CHIPPED HOUSES AND UNPAINTED. A SMALL SPENDING MILITARY, LOW PENSION ETC ETC

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Is this cease-fire really effective?…because it seems like it isn’t. It seems the US and its allies are really not serious about it as their dogs have violated this agreement numerous times. I am glad that there were rebel groups that signed up for this agreement but it seems this has also opened up an opportunity for the main terrorists to re-group and has allowed the US and its coalition to send in more of their killers into syria. Since the cease-fire agreement began we have had thousands crossing over from Turkey into Syria, the so called moderate rebels have… Read more »

El Cid Asaei
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El Cid Asaei

Been saying the same thing for months.

Tartus66
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What a tirade of bull dust! from posts within obviously US backed Al-Nusra which is heavily backed by CIA is as planned heavily discriminating against civilians? the people they love and want to protect???? this cease fire will be to get Al-Nusra out of the city so a actual peace negotiations can commence in earnest.

In otherwords US is withdrawing Al-Nusra to cooperate in the saving of innocents.

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Anyway, as most of the anti-assad forces are islamists, there’ll be no ceasefire from them until they’re subdued as their book promises that all those who back-up in a fight will go to h**l! (so, as their prophet retreated at the Ummad battle, he may burn in h**l too: Catch 22 case!)