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Negotiations fail between the US and Russia to achieve a ceasefire in Syria

Negotiations between the US and Russia to achieve a high fire to allow the entry of more humanitarian aid in Syria failed today in Hangzhou (East China), where delegations from both countries meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Diplomatic sources announced that has not been able to reach an agreement, after the chief US diplomat, John Kerry, keep meetings on Sunday and today with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The presidents of the two countries, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, have just begun a meeting in Hangzhou.

Looking frustrated, therefore, the possibility that the two countries reach an agreement before the end of the G20 summit in China, after not achieve in previous meetings in Moscow, Washington or Geneva.

Kerry already warned yesterday that although there had been considerable progress on important technical issues in the talks with Lavrov, there were still at least two difficult issues which might have to agree to a ceasefire.

Although neither party has refused to confirm what that pair of obstacles, the Department of State recently said that only support a high national fire between the army of Bashar al-Assad and rebels, and not another "ceasefire "short term in some parts of the country.

Obama was cautious yesterday and "skeptical" about the possibility of reaching an agreement in Hangzhou, with Moscow as an ally of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Washington on the side of the opposition forces.

So, Obama acknowledged in a press conference on Sunday the "deep differences with the Russians both parties support, and the process required to bring peace to Syria," where five years of conflict have left more 250,000 dead and over 4 million refugees.

It also warned Moscow: "If we see no progress Russians in reducing violence and alleviating the humanitarian crisis, it is very difficult to see how we move on to the next phase."

Now met with Putin, Obama will give a press conference at the end of the summit, which is expected to draw more on the details of the talks with the Russian government on Syria.

For now, both delegations is unknown when the talks resume to promote peace in Syria.

With information from EFE

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