Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Allepo’s Humanitarian Crisis

Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation Wednesday with US Secretary of State John Kerry about the deteriorating situation in the eastern Syrian city of Aleppo.

The Russian Foreign Ministry declared in a report that both parties discussed the situation in Eastern Aleppo, specifically settlement agreements including humanitarian aspects.

Lavrov and Kerry also discussed the situation in both Yemen and Libya, in addition to the peace process in the Middle East region.

On Tuesday, the Syrian opposition and the forces of the regime reached a ceasefire agreement and civilians evacuations in the east of Aleppo, however there were international reports saying that the regime violated the agreement by targeting besieged districts of Aleppo.

While settlements are being discussed for the situation in Syria, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu poke with Kerry to further discuss the ceasefire violation, criminalizing the Syrian regime and it’s supporters.

According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, Turkish diplomatic sources stated that both parties analysed the Syrian situation, specifically in Aleppo, and stressed on the importance of evacuating civilians out of the eastern side of the city.

Cavusoglu condemned Syrian regime and it’s supporters for the ceasefire agreement violation. He further assured that Turkey continues meetings and efforts to evacuate civilians.

He also held a phone call with the Head of the Supreme Commission for Negotiations of the Syrian opposition Riad Hijab.

The Anadolu Agency stated that both sides discussed the latest developments in Syria, particularly Aleppo, and the efforts of a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.

Cavusoglu stressed Turkey’s continuous efforts to reach a ceasefire settlement and civilians evacuation.

Source: Qatar News Agency