Moscow sends experts to Geneva for Syria talks

Last Updated: July 28, 2016

Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defense Minister, informed that Moscow sends its experts to Geneva. The request of the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry received and acknowledged. The top general and military experts from Russia are going to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the ways of its settlement.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia is ready to hold another round of negotiations on Syria’s problem at the U.N. level. Moscow confirmed that its experts are going to Switzerland for Syria talks. Sergei Shoigu as a Defense Minister announced also that the Russian and Syrian forces would open humanitarian corridors outside Aleppo. That will offer a way-out for fighters wanting to surrender, as well as be of some assistance for humanitarian needs in Aleppo.

President Bashar Assad is ready for compromise, he offered an amnesty to any rebel who lay down the arms and surrender to the Syrian government. Asad’s amnesty is valid during next three months, noted The New Yor Times. Official decree was issued on Thursday, it lists many other issues regarding the amnesty for fighters and freeing the detainees, reported news agency SANA.

Vladimir Putin and the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
Vladimir Putin and the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

On Wednesday, Shoigu said the TV air that President Putin intends to run a “large-scale humanitarian operation”, and Syria talks can help to free civilian hostages from the terrorists and to give a chance to fighters who wanted to surrender. Russian three humanitarian corridors will be used as the ways for supplying Aleppo with food and first aid as well.