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    France Unlikely to Play Part in Truce Monitoring in Syria - French Lawmaker

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    Paris welcomes the US-Russian ceasefire initiative, according to Michel Voisin, a member of the French parliament from The Republicans.

    VIENNA (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova — Paris is unlikely to play a part in monitoring the Syrian ceasefire, which went into force earlier in the day, as France does not plan to send troops to Syria, a member of the French parliament from The Republicans party told Sputnik on Saturday.

    "France cannot participate in the process of monitoring a fulfillment of this ceasefire agreement by the sides to the conflict as it does not have and will not plan to send any troops to the conflict area," Michel Voisin, who is also the head of the French delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, said.

    According to the head of the French delegation, Paris welcomes the US-Russian ceasefire initiative.

    "It offers Syrians a peaceful path towards resolving the Syrian crisis," Voisin said.

    The US-Russia-brokered ceasefire in Syria came into effect at midnight local time on Saturday (22:00 GMT Friday). It was backed by a UN resolution and 97 militant groups on the ground, according to UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.


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