US-Russia De-Escalation Zones Cooperation Progressing

According to the reports, the United States and Russia may announce a second ceasefire deal on Syria, covering Homs and Eastern Ghouta, around mid-August after expert Russia-US consultations in one of the European capitals.

“We are in close contact with the US colleagues on the topic of de-escalation zones, on the topic of the Astana process. Naturally, as the work in this area picks up pace and certain experience is formed, there is an opportunity to deepen corresponding contacts. This is what it is in this case,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said when asked to comment on the possible expert meeting.

he southwestern Syria ceasefire entered into force at noon on June 9 after an agreement had been reached by Russia, the United States and Jordan.

The deal was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on June 7 after the first face-to-face meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.





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