MOSCOW, Sept 15 Russia's Defence Ministry said
on Thursday the United States was using "a verbal smokescreen"
to hide its reluctance to fulfil its part of a ceasefire
agreement on Syria, including separation of moderate opposition
units from terrorist groups.
After the third day of the ceasefire which came into force
on Monday evening, only Syria's government forces are observing
the truce, the ministry said in a statement.
It said that units of the opposition "controlled by the
U.S." have intensified their shelling of civilian residential
(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov;
Editing by Maria Kiselyova)