Moscow has responded to Washington’s decision to cease contact on Syria

Syria, may 2016

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on Washington’s decision to cease cooperation with Moscow on Syria, said on air of “First channel” that the United States failed to meet its key agreements and are now trying to shift responsibility to others.

“It turns out that Washington simply has not fulfilled a key condition of the agreement to ease the humanitarian situation of the inhabitants of Aleppo, and now, apparently, unable to carry out the agreement which they made trying to pass on to someone else responsibility,” Zakharova said (quoted by TASS). In her words, the inaction of Washington has led to the fact that during this period, the militants regrouped, got a gun and held the mobilization of its resources.”

Russia has recently made efforts aimed at the implementation of the agreements concluded between Moscow and Washington on 9 September, said Zakharov. However, she said, “it came down to a simple question: what are “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia as a terrorist group, the current name — jabhat al Fatah ash-sham), who is behind it and why did Washington may not fulfill the promise, namely, to divide terrorists and so-called moderate opposition”.

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Earlier on Monday the U.S. state Department announced the termination of negotiations with Russia on ways to stop the violence in Syria. The reason for the cessation of contact in the state Department called a failure by Russia of its obligations in the framework of the Russian-American agreement on the ceasefire in Syria.

September 28, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry during a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov threatened to stop working together on Syria, said state Department spokesman John Kirby. The Russian foreign Ministry then called Kerry’s statement “blackmail”.