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Russia slams US for ‘unacceptable’ delay on Syria ceasefire enforcement
From: AMN, By News Desk – 21/03/2016

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Moscow on Monday accused Washington of stalling on enforcement rules for a ceasefire in war-torn Syria that took effect late last month and warned it could respond to truce violations unilaterally, as the AFP reported.

“The delay in the entry into force of the rules agreed upon for responding to violations of the ceasefire in Syria is unacceptable,” lieutenant general Sergei Rudskoy said in a statement, accusing Washington of showing “no readiness” to discuss the agreement with Russia.

Rudskoy added that Russia was ready to unilaterally resort to force against ceasefire violators as of Tuesday, claiming the US had not been ready to coordinate a joint response during talks in Amman last week.

The military official said that Moscow would only resort to force “after receiving credible evidence of armed groups’ systematic violations” of the truce.


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