US Accuses Russia of Violating the Ceasefire in Syria

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In Eastern Ghouta, Syria, the Russian military engaged in combat missions, despite the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) that started a humanitarian ceasefire in Syria.

“After repeatedly delaying the passage of UNSCR 2401, which demanded a 30-day cessation of hostilities across Syria, Russia has gone on to ignore its terms and to kill innocent civilians under the false auspices of counterterrorism operations,” a statement by the White House said.

The U.S. government compared Russia’s actions to the bombing of Aleppo in 2016.

From Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, Russian aircrafts conducted at least 20 combat missions per day in Damascus and Eastern Ghouta, from the Hymaymim Airfield in northwest Syria.

The White House called on the pro-Assad forces to immediately stop attacking medical infrastructure and civilians.

On Feb. 24, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution, demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, in order to deliver humanitarian aid to the regions that needed it.