Russia will continue working in “Astana format”


Russia will continue working in the so-called “Astana format” to maintain the ceasefire in Syria, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday.
“We are working on the issues of the cessation of hostilities and observance of the regime of combat operations in the “Astana” format, together with the guarantor states. The number of clashes and instances of the use of force has decreased many times,” he said.
Deputy Foreign Minister reiterated that the participants of the process should use the Astana format to make the truce regime more sustainable.

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