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    Russia and the Syrian government have failed to comply with the UN resolution that stipulates providing access for humanitarian aid to all Syrians, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected claims that Russia is pursuing a military solution to Syrian crisis instead of political settlement.

    "Neither Russia nor Assad nor the supporters of Assad are at this moment in compliance with the United Nations resolution 2254 that they voted for, that at least Russia voted for," Kerry stated. "That resolution calls for in December… for immediate access for humanitarian assistance to all Syrians in all parts of the country."

    Kerry added that the UN resolution also calls for ending the bombardment of civilians in Syria, which has yet to stop.

    "Moreover, there is evidence that is clear that Russia is using what are called free fall bombs, dumb bombs as they are known," Kerry claimed.

    The secretary continued that dumb bombs are not precision bombs, and they have hit hospitals and killed large numbers of women and children.

    On Thursday, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura suspended the Syrian peace talks in Geneva until February 25 because it was impossible to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria.


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