Russian Experts Sent to Geneva to Work Out Stabilization Measures in Aleppo

© REUTERS / Fabrice Coffrini/PoolU.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (2nd R) meets with Syrian government representatives during Syrian Peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 24, 2016
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (2nd R) meets with Syrian government representatives during Syrian Peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 24, 2016 - Sputnik International
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US State Secretary John Kerry called on Russian experts to take part in joint measures collaboration to address Syrian crisis.

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds a folder aside of the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 29, 2016 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian experts have been sent to Geneva to work out a set of joint measures to stabilize the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo at the request of US State Secretary John Kerry, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.

“In accordance with the request of the President of Russia, at the personal request of US Secretary of State, send to Geneva… a team of experts to work out joint measures to stabilize the situation in the Aleppo region,” Shoigu said in a televised address.

Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such as Daesh, as well as Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.

Russia has continuously asked its partners in the fight against terrorism in Syria to notify it of locations of moderate opposition forces allied to them, so that they would not be targeted by accident.

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