The bitter reality in the Syrian truce

Only the last part of Russia's strategy remains to be accomplished.

Russian Government Photo
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Feb. 29.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 12:00 am EST

So far the Russian plan for a ceasefire in Syria is working remarkably well. The truce that came into effect on Saturday had been observed with only minor violations on all the relevant fronts, and the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Syria, Yacoub el-Hillo, called it “the best opportunity that the Syrian people have had over the last five years for lasting peace and stability.”

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