During the meeting, Western diplomats criticized Russia and the Syrian government. In response, Russian Envoy to UN Vitaly Churkin said that the Russia-US agreement on Syria has not failed, but if Washington continues to change this will further complicates the situation.
"We outlined our position clearly. We need a serious process, without cheating, without people changing their stances every two days. The agreement was [achieved], and the only thing needed is its implementation instead of changing positions. If they continue doing this, it will be extremely difficult to have serious process," Churkin told journalists Sunday.
The agreement between Russia and the United States on Syria is almost failed but neither Washington nor Russia wants to say it publicly because neither want to do so, political analyst Fedor Lukyanov said.
"The current situation in Syria is at a deadlock not because the agreement is not working or it’s working in a wrong way. The reason is that there is a typical balance of power on the ground for such conflicts. It’s obvious that there is no military solution but at the same time no one is ready for a political solution because each party is trying to change the situation on the ground for its own benefit," Lukyanov told the Russian online newspaper Vzglyad.
"In addition, there is no unanimity on Syria in Washington. The State Department and President Barack Obama want progress on Syria but the Pentagon is trying to sabotage the agreement," the expert added.
It is impossible to resolve the Syrian crisis on terms unacceptable for Russia, political expert Evgeniy Satanovskiy said.
The assumption was shared by Buzhinsky. According to him, the West is still trying to persuade Russia to stop supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad. But only the Syrian people can decide the future of the president, he noted.