The head of the defense Ministry of Germany called the agreement on Syria Moscow a chance to restore trust
The head of the defense Ministry of Germany called the Munich agreement on a ceasefire in Syria, Moscow a chance to restore trust. About Ursula von der Leyen said in an interview with German public television channel ZDF. According to her, the main responsibility for the implementation of the agreements lies with Russia, reports DW.
“The Munich agreement is to be filled with life. This is now crucial. The only way Moscow can rebuild trust,” stressed von der Leyen.
She claims that in recent weeks the world community has witnessed a double play on the part of governments of Russia and Syria: “on the one hand, they buried the Syrian city of Aleppo, under carpet bombing, and called for establishing trust in the negotiations”.
The defense Minister also admitted that the performance guarantees of the Munich agreements can not be, and therefore it is appropriate to test “reasonable skepticism”. At the same time, it noted that these agreements are an opportunity, and expressed the hope that this chance will be used.
In the negotiations of the countries of the contact group in Munich in the night of 12 February it was agreed that the ceasefire in the civil war in Syria should enter into force within a week. The fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (ISIS) and other radical groups, however, will continue.