US to Russia: “Put up or shut up” on Syria ceasefire


obama putinThe Obama administration, frustrated by Syria’s ongoing violence, has a message for Russia: “Put up or shut up” on a ceasefire.

The U.S., Russia and other countries agreed last week on a ceasefire to begin by Friday.

But even Washington appears to be discounting chances for a truce taking hold over the next three days.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that the U.S. wants “progress” but “can’t say categorically that … there must be a cessation of hostilities” by then.

He called on Russia, which is bombing targets in northern Syria, to do its part.

And he criticized Moscow’s attacks on hospitals and civilians as “unacceptable.”

The Associated Press



3 responses to “US to Russia: “Put up or shut up” on Syria ceasefire”

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      ‘Wasn’t us’ Putin isn’t getting accolades from French Doctors – with or without borders.
      And the 5 years have seen over 700 of them die trying to help humans.

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar

        ‘Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the United States is responsible for “sea of blood” in Syria as Turkey attacks Syrian Kurds; Ankara and Riyadh raise specter of ground operations in Syria’.

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