Putin: Situation in Idleb Becoming Very Tense, and Requires Direct Dialogue With Turkish Regime

President Vladimir Putin has said that talks with Turkey are needed to calm the situation in Idleb and to prevent further unnecessary lost of life writes SANA.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the situation in Idleb has become very tense, and they need direct dialogue with the Turkish regime as a part of the Sochi agreement regarding the de-escalation zone in Idleb.

During his meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Moscow on Thursday, Putin said that situation in Idleb had become so tense that it required direct talks between the two men, asserting that it is necessary to discuss the situation that is ongoing, so that it is not repeated.

Regarding the Turkish soldiers who were killed while supporting terrorist organizations in the Idleb countryside, Putin pointed out that the Russian and Syrian military personnel were not informed of their position.

Russian Presidential Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said in a statement on Tuesday, that Russia is committed to the Sochi agreement, and supports Syria’s territorial integrity, as well as supporting Syria in its war against terrorist organizations, including those organizations which are listed by the UN Security Council as terrorist entities.

The Russian Defense Ministry underlined that the Turkish regime flagrantly violates the Sochi agreement that has been reached with the Russian side and continues to support and arm terrorist organizations in Idleb. 

On a separate note, Putin discussed the situation in Syria during a phone call with President of the European Council Charles Michel, particularly the situation in Idleb after Turkish regime-backed terrorist organizations escalated their hostile activities.

The Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday, that during the phone call the two sides gave special attention to the humanitarian issues.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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