Kremlin sees little hope for restoring ceasefire in Syria

The hope that the ceasefire in Syria will be reinstated is very little now.

The hope that the ceasefire in Syria will be reinstated is very little now, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

"We are expressing serious concerns here," Peskov said commenting on the offensive launched by Jabhat al-Nusra on Monday. The group had apparently used this week to fill their arsenals of ammunition and regrouping, he added.

US fails to separate terrorists and moderate opposition

The spokesman went on to say that Moscow regrets the United States has so far failed to separate terrorists and the so-called moderate opposition in Syria.

"Regrettably, we have to state that in the elapsed period - more than one week - our US counterparts have failed to separate terrorists and the so-called moderate opposition," Peskov said.

At the same time he refrained from giving an unambiguous answer to the question if truce in Syria has come to an end.

"I cannot answer your question unequivocally if the truce in Syria is over. The point is there is a certain provision in the agreements that our US counterparts are reluctant to make public by any means. I can just say there is a certain deadline for our US counterparts to separate terrorists from the moderate opposition," Peskov said.

"For the time being we just state that this obligation of our US counterparts has not been fulfilled," Peskov said.

First published by TASS.

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