On April 28, Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, warned that the ceasefire regime in Syria could collapse. He urged the US and Russia to intervene “at the highest level” to save struggling peace talks.
“In view of the extremely dangerous situation and potential collapse of cessation of hostilities…calling for a new round of talks in the course of May is urgent. But it is even more urgent that these talks are meaningful and.. the cessation of hostilities level is reaching back to the level that it used to be,” de Mistura said.
The violence in Syria has intensified in recent days, despite the ceasefire. The clashes are expecially acute in the provinces of Latakia and Alleppo.
Meanwhile, the West opposed Russia’s proposal to include Ahrar ash-Sham, Jaish al-Islam in the Syria terrorist group list.
“This was discussed with the Security Council now, I do not reveal the secret here. And the reply was by the SC [Security Council] was that this list of terrorist groups is a prerogative of the SC… By now, it is al-Nusra and Daesh [ISIS],” de Mistura noted.