US and Russia Agree on Syria Ceasefire

  • Diplomats agreed to work toward a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting ceasefire fell short.
  • The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the U.S., which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.
  • Speaking for the group, Secretary of State John Kerry, hailed the results as a significant accomplishment.