Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
BEIRUT, March 3. /TASS/. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has arrived in Aleppo on Tuesday to facilitate temporary truce between the government forces and rebels. Local ceasefire will first be established in one of Aleppo’s districts and then expanded to other areas.
Aleppo, 360 kilometers north of Damascus, is considered to be trade and economic capital of Syria. From August 2012, the city was split in two parts - its western districts are controlled by the Syrian army, while eastern part of Aleppo is controlled by several armed groups.
The city has been damaged in fighting, and de Mistura has urged the sides to accept his plan on halting combat actions in order to provide humanitarian aid for local population.