Khrolenko further linked Kerry's increasing diplomatic activity to the outcome of the recent presidential election in the US.
Vzglyad columnist Anton Krylov shared these sentiments, saying that there appears to be no reason to hammer out a new deal between Russia and the United States on Syria under current conditions.
"What's the point for Moscow and Damascus in reaching an agreement when the Syrian Arab Army assisted by self-defense forces has freed 40 percent of eastern Aleppo? According to reports, twelve neighborhoods in this area are under state control. … The militants are fleeing the city en masse," he observed.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that a large area of eastern Aleppo has been freed from the militants. The ministry mentioned that the liberated area is home to 90,000 residents. The SAA encircled the city in late July, launching an operation aimed at freeing one of the key urban centers in the country in September. Damascus-led forces achieved major success over the weekend, liberating several districts and cutting rebel-held areas into two parts.
Secondly, any deals between Russia and the United States on Syria will "only prolong the suffering" of Aleppo residents, the analyst said.
"The sooner the operation to free the city is complete, the sooner peaceful life will begin, particularly taking into account that this could happen in the near future. A source in Moscow said that it would not take long for the SAA to take the entire city under control," he explained.