John Kerry Washington supports the negotiations between the Syrian government and the armed opposition in Astana. On Thursday, 5 January, said U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, reports Reuters. He expressed hope that the dialogue “a step forward” towards resolving the crisis in the Arab country. The Secretary of state admitted that the meeting could not take place. “Obviously, this is questionable, given the change in the position and what is happening today on the ground (in Syria)” — quoted Kerry RIA Novosti. The Secretary said the United States supports the efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran for negotiations, reports TASS. “I’m in the last days talked about this with the foreign Ministers of Russia and Turkey Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, and others. Encouraged this process and talked about how it will be possible to build on something that can be achieved in Astana, if this happens,” added Kerry.
In St. Petersburg the drivers in the framework of Association of carriers of Ukraine (ODA) temporarily blocked seven lanes paid highway “the Western high-speed diameter” (ZSD), which led to traffic jams in the Moscow district of the city. In the administration of the highway allowed the claims of the activists on compensation of material damage. This was reported on the website of the concessionaire of the highway “Magistral Northern capital”. As specified, on Thursday, January 5, at about 15:00 at the toll collection point located on the main course of the southern section of the WHSD, the drivers of several vehicles, including one truck simultaneously made assaults on the gates. According to preliminary data, these actions were intentional. “As a result, at the entrance to the pay point formed the crux of the movement. Hundreds of road users were forced to lose time waiting for clearance of road accident data
Photo: Trend News The Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the round table of editors in the news Agency “Anadolu” reported that Washington’s decision to expel Russian diplomats have highlighted the debate about the return of “cold war”. “Ankara stands against the return of the “cold war”, which is clearly stated after the corresponding decision of administration of U.S. President Barack Obama,” said the Minister. While Cavusoglu added that the limited reaction of the authorities of the Russian Federation on actions of the American side largely contributed to the decline in concern about a new round of tensions in the international arena. As previously reported IA REGNUM, December 29, 2016, President Barack Obama imposed new sanctions against legal and physical persons of the Russian Federation for alleged interference “Russian hackers” in the US presidential election. It was also announced the expulsion of U.S. 35 employees of the Russian Embassy. See