Putin praised the outcome of talks on Syria in Astana

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the talks in Astana on Syria will be a good base to continue the negotiating process in Geneva. On Wednesday, January 25, RIA Novosti reported.

“I think it is very important to note that the participants in the process in Astana has fixed the inability to solve the Syrian problem by military means”, — the Russian leader said at a meeting with king Abdullah II of Jordan.

Earlier Wednesday, the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the main channel for the search of the Syrian settlement is the Geneva process. Answering the question about the possibility of holding new meetings in the capital of Kazakhstan, Peskov said that it depends on feasibility.

Talks in Astana on 23-24 January. As a result of meetings between Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish a tripartite mechanism for monitoring observance of the truce in Syria. In addition, the Russian delegation handed over to representatives of the armed opposition of Syria, a draft Constitution for the Republic.

The opposition to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels demanding his resignation, started in 2011 and escalated into full-scale civil war, during which the power gained by terrorist organizations. From 30 September 2015 to support Assad’s forces have Russian armed forces.