Russian FM and US Secretary of State on the procedure for the withdrawal of rebel forces from Aleppo
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, revealed a proposal made by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Russia about the procedure for the withdrawal of rebel forces from the Syrian city of Aleppo. He also said that the two countries will discuss the issue in the coming days. The Russian Foreign Minister added that any armed group that refuses to leave Aleppo will be treated by Russia as terrorists, adding that Moscow will support the Syrian Army’s operations against them. The proposal by Kerry was handed over on Saturday, after he and Lavrov met in Rome. On Monday, Lavrov said that negotiations on the plan are expected to begin on Tuesday morning. He added that the beginning of the talks had been postponed by a few days at Washington’s request.