Memorandum on areas of de-escalation in Syria prepared on behalf of Putin

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MOSCOW, may 5. /TASS/. Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation in Syria was prepared by the defense Ministry on the direct instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was announced by Deputy Minister of defense Lieutenant-General Alexander Fomin.

The results of the negotiations that took place over two days in the capital of Kazakhstan, the Plenipotentiary representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a Memorandum on creation of zones of de-escalation in Syria.

“The document was prepared by the Ministry of defense of Russia on direct orders of the Supreme commander of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to consolidate the cessation of hostilities in Syria,” – said Fomin.

The Memorandum comes into force from 00:00 GMT on 6 may.

Putin’s talks with the US and Turkey

The chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy, in turn, said that the adoption of the Memorandum was preceded by a series of talks between Putin and the leadership of the USA, Turkey and other States and Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu the military-political leadership of Turkey and Iran.