The head of the main operations department of Russia’s General Staff, Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy declared during a press briefing on Monday that there is no reason for the Syrian government forces to observe the ceasefire, unilaterally.
“Taking into account the fact that militants are not observing the regime of cessation of hostilities, we believe its unilateral observance by Syrian government forces is senseless,” Rudskoy said.
The Russian military official emphasized the United States and US-backed opposition groups have not met any of the commitments of the agreements.
“The United States and the groups of the so-called healthy opposition controlled by it have not met any of the commitments undertaken as part of the Geneva agreements. No separation of the moderate opposition and Jabhat al-Nusra has taken place.”
Rudskoy added the US has failed to provide the Russian military with precise data on the deployment of the US-controlled armed groups while the data, handed over to Russia on September 13, did not meet the bilateral agreement – it was merely a general list of the militant groups agreed to join the truce.
“There are no coordinates of the areas where these groups operate, no data on the militants’ numbers and no contact information of the armed groups’ leaders.“
In other words, the Russian military has declared the end of the truce and the United States’ inability to fulfil the commitments of Geneva deal.
Experts believe that one of the reasons why the US is sabotaging the agreements is that they will show the US’ links with terrorists groups in Syria. In this case, ingoring the deal and bombing the Syrian army, Washington is just attempting to save its political future.