Kerry Takes Active Efforts on Syria - Russian Presidential Aide

© AFP 2022 / KARAM AL-MASRI A picture from a rebel-held eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo. (File)
A picture from a rebel-held eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo. (File) - Sputnik International
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US Secretary of State follows the right path while taking active efforts on Syrian crisis resolution, Russian Aide to the President Yury Ushakov said Monday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confer at the conclusion of their press conference about their meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland September 9, 2016. The ceasefire that Moscow and Washington eventually agreed to was disrupted after being in force for just over a week. - Sputnik International
Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Situation in East Aleppo Controlled by Militants
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State John Kerry is undertaking unprecedentedly active efforts on Syria in the amount of contacts with his Russian counterpart, Russian Aide to the President Yury Ushakov said Monday.

"If you are talking about what efforts he is undertaking, he is taking very active efforts," Ushakov told reporters. "They can be called inconceivable, because there have never been so many telephone contacts where only one topic was discussed — Syria."

Kerry is "actively trying to push" the Syrian and Russian governments to halt operations in Aleppo before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in January, a US State Department source told The Washington Post on Sunday. The efforts include phone calls with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov twice a week, as well as a personal meeting at the APEC summit in Peru earlier this month.

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