Russia Says It Would Support 48-Hour Cease-Fire in Aleppo to Allow in Aid — But Once Strong Relationship Between Russia’s Lavrov and John Kerry from the U.S. May Be Permanently Damaged — “Trust is Gone, Syrians Still Die Needlessly”

Posted: September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Western media (except for the Wall Street Journal) fails to report Russian offer of 48 hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria.

Peace and Freedom

Moscow hits back at Washington over U.S. threat to suspend engagement with Russia

EU governments were discussing measures that could be taken to respond to the “massacre” in Aleppo….

Syrian pro-government forces in the Farafra district, northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel, on Wednesday, after Syria's army took control of the area.
Syrian pro-government forces in the Farafra district, northwest of Aleppo’s historic citadel, on Wednesday, after Syria’s army took control of the area.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

MOSCOW—Top Russian officials said Thursday that Moscow would support a 48-hour cease-fire to allow aid into the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo but hit back at Washington over a warning that the U.S. was prepared to suspend its engagement with Moscow over a Russian and Syrian offensive against the city.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow advocated a “48-hour pause” in the fighting to allow in aid but added that a longer cessation of hostilities would allow militant…

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