FSB detains four Islamic State suspects for plotting terror attacksWorld May 25, 14:04
Russia gets hundreds of orders for MC-21 new medium-haul airlinerBusiness & Economy May 25, 13:27
Russia, Philippines ready to sign documents on cooperation in various spheres — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 13:23
NATO secretary general says 2011 bombardment of Libya aimed at protecting civiliansWorld May 25, 13:06
Press review: Kiev’s Russian rail cut and Montenegrin opposition’s Russian Crimea stancePress Review May 25, 13:00
Stoltenberg says Russia needs to stop supporting Donbass to improve relations with NATOWorld May 25, 12:41
Russian rotocraft maker expects to sign deal with Defense Ministry on Mi-38 deliveriesMilitary & Defense May 25, 12:31
Death toll from fires in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region rises to threeWorld May 25, 12:18
Iran expects supplies from Russia within oil-for-food dealBusiness & Economy May 25, 12:16
MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. The US should adhere to the agreements on ceasefire in Syria reached with Russia because there is no plan ‘B’, the Russian President’s Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told BBC.
"We don’t have any plan ‘B’. When we reach an agreement we say that’s it, this should be implemented. We have no plan ‘B’ or ‘C’. This is the only plan that is on the table and we call on everybody to implement what is written there," Bogdanov said when asked why the US should trust Russia in the settlement in Syria.
At the same time, he pointed out that Russia and the US had an understanding on the separation of the Syrian opposition from the terrorist groups. However, Russia is coming to "a point where it wouldn’t be able to wait anymore" because the US military and security services don’t seem to be in a hurry to separate the "moderate opposition" from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (or the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, earlier known as Jabhat al-Nusra, outlawed in Russia).
Last weekend in Geneva, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed on a five-document deal aiming at establishing a ceasefire in the ongoing five-year-old Syrian war, and providing ground for the restoration of a political process. These agreements envisage the separation of the Syrian opposition from terrorist groups, Russian-US joint airstrikes against terrorists, measures to respond to ceasefire violations and the delivery of humanitarian aid to millions in need.