The media learned the date of the announcement by the U.S. authorities, the official break of relations with Russia on Syria
Washington, as was reported yesterday, close to the suspension of cooperation with Moscow to resolve the situation in Syria due to the fact that Russia, according to the United States responsible for the application and incendiary bunker Buster bombs in Aleppo and in General for an offensive by Syrian government forces, the dire humanitarian situation in the city and alleged attacks on civilian infrastructure. According to Reuters, which cites U.S. officials, this could be announced as early as Thursday, September 29.
Earlier, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in a telephone conversation with the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Washington is ready to suspend cooperation with Moscow, if Russia does not take immediate steps to halt the offensive in Aleppo and restore the truce. Later, state Department spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing that the United States is weighing some “undiplomatic” response to escalation in Aleppo.
According to him, the us officials involved in interagency discussions relating to national security, and discussed other options, “not revolving around diplomacy”, in response to the situation in Syria. Kirby did not specify what options are being considered. According to sources Reuters, discusses military options for countering the Syrian government army, and recommendations can be presented to President Barack Obama.
During the briefing one of the journalists asked the officer of the guardian, what will be the consequences for Russia of the failure of the agreements on settling the situation in Syria. This Kirby said: “the Consequences are that the civil war in Syria continues and the extremists and extremist groups will continue to use the vacuum of power. – Approx. NEWSru.com), which exists in Syria to expand its operations, which will include, without doubt, the attack against Russian interests, perhaps even against Russian cities, and Russia will continue to send home the military in bags for bodies, and they (the Russians. – Approx. NEWSru.com) will continue to waste resources – even, perhaps, more planes”.
The Russian foreign Ministry’s statement was considered a threat. The Deputy head of the Russian depodesta Sergei Ryabkov saw the statement of Washington’s “blatant support” of terrorism. “Not the first time there are situations when you have to call a spade a spade, commenting on and evaluating what sounds from Washington. Yesterday again there was a certain emotional breakdown in the background of the unwillingness of the Obama administration to fulfill its part of the bargain, which was given with great difficulty and required great efforts of various departments, the inability of Washington to implement what we agreed,” – said Ryabkov.
The situation was aggravated in Syria on Thursday, 22 September, with the resumption of hostilities in Aleppo – the largest city in the North of the country. Over the weekend the worsening situation in Aleppo discussed at an emergency meeting of the UN security Council. It the US and Britain criticized Russia, and assigned to it the blame for the failure of the agreement on the ceasefire and the bombing of residential areas.
Russia’s permanent representative Vitaly Churkin spoke in detail about Russia’s position on this issue. He insisted that the bombing exposed the areas of the city, where, among two dozen groups, a dominant position is “dzhebhat an-Nusra”. According to him, the militants often equipped positions in a dense urban environment. Churkin at the meeting said that the return of Syria to the world “almost impossible” and that Russia will not agree to unilateral measures.