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US suspends contacts with Russia on ceasefire in Syria — US Department of State

October 03, 2016, 20:48 UTC+3

According to Washington, both sides "have run out of patience" in their attempts to settle the Syrian crisis

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WASHINGTON, October 3. /TASS/. The United States suspends the use of bilateral channels with Russia that were established to maintain the ceasefire regime in Syria, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Monday.

"The United States is suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia that were established to sustain the cessation of hostilities," he said in a statement.

The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has expressed regret over Washington's decision to stop cooperation on Syrian ceasefire. 

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