4 December 2016

Reuters has reported that: Russia seeks full withdrawal of Aleppo rebels

Russia said on Saturday it was ready for talks with the United States about a withdrawal of all Syrian rebels from eastern Aleppo, where advances by the Russian-backed Syrian army and its allies threaten to deal a crushing blow to the rebellion.

The problem with statements like this is that it's all been said before and a better interpretation is that Russia is seeking some form of glory from all of this and now believes it would be timely to be seen by other nations as being and wanting to hold peace talks.