The Klintsevich: the truce will benefit all parties to the conflict in Syria except ISIS


RIA Novosti

Of the truce will benefit all parties to the conflict in Syria, except terrorists; as for the US, they essentially are excluded himself from participation in the peace process, but the door is not closed for them, he told reporters on Thursday the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced reaching agreements on a cease-fire in Syria and willingness to start peace negotiations. Signed three documents: the first between the Syrian government and the armed opposition ceasefire in Syria, the second set of measures to monitor the ceasefire, the third statement of readiness for the start of peace talks on the Syrian settlement.

“From the cease-fire would benefit all. Unless, of course, have in mind the terrorists of ISIS (ISIS, a group banned in Russia). As for USA, they in the face of the Obama administration in fact they themselves exclude themselves from participation in the peace process. But the door is left open,” said the Senator.

Klintsevich believes that there are three decisive factors that led to the transformation of negotiations of a hypothetical possibility into reality. “The liberation of Aleppo, the joint action of Russia, Turkey and Iran as guarantors of the settlement in Syria, the emergence in Astana a new site for the negotiations,” he explained.

Klintsevich added that, “of course, there is no guarantee that everything will work out, and the armed opposition at some point or another will not break the negotiations, but in any case it is necessary”.

“The more that a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria, there is only one alternative — a war of all against all, which could last indefinitely,” — said Klintsevich.

According to the Senator, the proposal of the defense Ministry to reduce military presence in Syria, too, should be considered in the context of the negotiations. “We proceed from the principle of “reasonable sufficiency”: to achieve the goal is used only the amount of resources that is needed and not more,” — said the MP.

“And in this case we are talking not only about some material resources, we are talking about the Russian guys, risking their lives every day. In Syria should not be any “extra” our soldier”, he concluded.