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Macron, Merkel and Putin will discuss the application of the truce in Syria

Ⓒ AFP – HAMZA AL-AJWEH – | A Syrian runs on a crutch a street of the rebel stronghold Douma, besieged by bombings of the regime of Damascus, on February 23, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on a 30-day humanitarian truce on Saturday. Syria.

“From tomorrow, February 25, Chancellor Merkel and the president of the republic will speak with President Putin on the implementation of this resolution and on the political road map indispensable for establishing a lasting peace in Syria,” said the presidency. French in a statement released on Saturday night.

The Security Council, with the support of Russia, passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire “as soon as possible”, allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations.

“This is an indispensable first stage and in the next few hours and in the coming days we will be extremely vigilant about the concrete implementation,” said the French presidency.

“The truce must be respected and humanitarian convoys must be able to reach, without waiting, the towns most affected by violence and hardship, emergency medical evacuations must be started without hindrance,” he added.

In the statement, the Elysee said that “the mobilization of France is total.”

“All the countries involved must act for the full implementation of the commitments adopted in the coming days, beginning with the guarantors of Astana, Russia, Turkey and Iran,” he said, referring to the dialogues that took place in the capital of Kazakhstan. .

Moscow, which since 2015 militarily supports Syrian President Bashar Al Asad, has denied this week being involved in the bombing of Guta Oriental.

In a week, the siege on this region near Damascus has already left 519 dead, 127 of them children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).

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