U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria

February 12, 2016 12:19 AM

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U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry said that global powers had agreed to speed up delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria and that opposing sides had agreed to a cease-fire.

MUNICH — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal ce...

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