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    Switzerland’s President Johann Schneider-Ammann said that Russia and the United State continue to influence the situation in Syria despite the shaky ceasefire.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Russia and the United State continue to influence the situation in Syria despite the shaky ceasefire, Switzerland’s President Johann Schneider-Ammann told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "It’s a very delicate issue, and my disappointment is the peace period didn’t last very long but I heard that the two main players, Russia and the US, continue to influence the situation to make sure that it comes to real peace, a real standstill," Schneider-Ammann said.

    The Swiss president noted that it was "absolutely necessary" to resolve the crisis in the Middle East as a whole.

    "The situation is quite dramatic and it needs correction sooner than later," he added.

    On September 9, Russia and the United States announced a new peace plan to address the five-year conflict in Syria. The ceasefire stipulated by the agreement came into force on September 12, but the warring sides have since accused each other of numerous violations.


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