Source RIA of “news” in the state Duma said that on Friday, October 7, the lower house of Parliament may ratify the agreement on the indefinite location of videoconferencing in Syria. This step will be the best response to the refusal of the United States from further negotiations with Russia on the settlement of the situation in Syria, where since 2011 civil war continues, said the source Agency.
On the evening of 3 October on the website of the U.S. state Department statement, according to which the United States authorities cease negotiations with Russia on the settlement of the Syrian crisis. The refusal to continue the dialogue at the state Department explained the unwillingness of Russia to fulfill its obligations. The U.S. government will maintain military contacts, to avoid conflicts with air operations in Syria.
“The Duma can react with a decision on ratification by the aviation group in Syria. And this is the best application,” – said the source RIA “Novosti”. The contract in question was signed between Russia and Syria August 26, 2015, before the official beginning of the Russian operation in Syria – the Federation Council approved the President’s decision on the beginning of the campaign in September 2015.
Despite the fact that the contract was signed in August of 2015, it was published only on January 14, 2016 the agreement was published on the official portal of legal information. However, then the question of ratification of the Treaty did not go. 29 July 2016, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to submit to the President the agreement that he submitted it for ratification to the state Duma. In early August a document was submitted for ratification to the Parliament.
The agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and Syria says that Russia can place in the aerodrome Hamim, in the province of Latakia, aviation group, for an indefinite period and free of charge. Commenting on the document, Senator Konstantin Kosachev called it unique and unparalleled. “The Russian Federation in the far abroad, there is no database. Base that we had in foreign countries: Cuba, Vietnam – at the time, were closed,” explained the Senator is the main point of this contract, the Agency “Interfax”.