Memorandum on areas of de-escalation in Syria prepared on behalf of Putin
Document, with effect from may 6, will separate the fighters from the moderate opposition.
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 may 6
“At the same time signing supported by all the major interested players: the UN, the US administration, the leadership of Saudi Arabia and other countries that is a guarantee of its implementation. The Memorandum comes into force tomorrow, that is, from 00.00 (GMT) on 6 may,” he said.
The separation of terrorists from the opposition
Fomin also said that the Memorandum will allow to separate the opposition from the terrorists and will contribute to the cessation of hostilities.
“The Memorandum is a landmark document, the implementation of which will allow on the ground to separate the opposition from international terrorist groups ISIS (the former name of the terrorist group “Islamic state”, IG) and “jabhat an-nusra (the prohibited group in the Russian Federation)”, — he said.
“But most importantly, the implementation of the Memorandum will allow to cease the hostilities of the conflicting parties and, in fact, to stop the civil war in Syria,” he added.