NATO Alarmed As US Sides With Russia
World powers remain concerned about the truce in place for Syria. The deal which was brokered by Russia and the US continues to cause doubts and concerns across the globe with some saying that Russia just violated the said agreement easily.Advertisement
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commented recently that while the seemingly fragile truce is in place in Syria, the organization remains concerned about the Russian military build-up in the region. For instance, France claims that there is information going on about moderate rebels launching fresh attacks in the region. The cessation of hostilities went into effect this Friday. It was the first of its kind since the conflict erupted in the region. Countries have been attempting to do something like it but this was the first time that things came into place.
“We have seen some encouraging developments that the ceasefire is largely holding but at the same time we have seen some reports about violations of the ceasefire,” Reuters quoted Stoltenberg during a news conference in the Gulf Arab state of Kuwait. “This agreement and the full implementation of the agreement is the best possible basis for renewing the efforts to find a political negotiated peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria,” added the official. He also said that the organization is quite concerned over Russia in Syria.
“We are concerned about the significant Russian military build-up we have seen in Syria with the ground troops, with the naval forces in eastern Mediterranean and with air forces conducting air strikes,” Stoltenberg said.
Nonetheless, Washington seems to be siding Russia these days as the White House released a statement saying that it is too early to say that Russia violated the terms of the ceasefire already. The West is aware of the situation claimed White House spokesperson Josh Earnest during a briefing, according to Sputnik.