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    US Department of Defense press secretary Peter Cook said that the recent agreement between Russia and the United States to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria will not lead to further military cooperation between the two countries.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The recent agreement between Russia and the United States to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria will not lead to further military cooperation between the two countries, US Department of Defense press secretary Peter Cook told reporters on Tuesday.

    “We obviously are supporting what [US Secretary of State John Kerry] is doing, the effort to try and bring some ease to the suffering of the Syrian people,” Cook said. “But we do not anticipate further military-to-military cooperation with the Russians.”

    “I’m not aware of any communications were going to have with the Russians in this particular cell,” Cook said when asked about the US military relationship with a Russian monitoring facility that began operating on Tuesday at the Hmeimim airbase in Syria.

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