Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Russia and Turkey hope to establish security zones in Syria. This was at the end of the talks in Sochi was announced by the two presidents — Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The content of the conversation reports TASS.
“We believe that direct participants of the conflict, who gathered in Astana today, will make the final decision, because ultimately only they determine what will be the fate of their country,” — said Putin. According to him, Moscow has carried out preliminary consultations on the establishment of such zones with Damascus and Tehran, in addition, this solution supports Washington.
“With regard to aviation — if it is a zone of de-escalation, the aircraft there also will not work, provided that these areas will not be observed any military activity,” — said the Russian leader.
RIA Novosti reports that we are talking about creating four zones to reduce tensions: in Idlib province, to the North of the city of HOMS, Eastern ghouta and in the South — according to the source Agency in the ranks of the Syrian opposition, this idea was proposed by Russia. It was supported in the Federation Council.
Even earlier, on 26 January, U.S. President Donald trump said that he intends to create in Syria a security zone to protect people who are fleeing from violence. According to his plan, they should be located both in Syria itself and in nearby States. Then in the Russian state Duma, the idea was considered useless, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called it unrealistic.