WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — He explained that the ceasefire, negotiated earlier this week by Russia and the United States, is a "critical task to first end the civil war in Syria in order to bring some stability to the region."
"I would not have high hopes US military and Russian military operating side by side in Syria. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one," Milley said.
The ceasefire is scheduled to go into effect on February 27, and has received the support of 17-member International Syrian Support Group.
Both Russia and the United States have been launching airstrikes against terrorists in Syria, but they have so far limited their cooperation to formal deconfliction talks.