Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said about the need to neutralize the terrorist threat in Syria. He said this during a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Macron, reported on the Kremlin website.
According to Putin, to resolve the situation in Idlib is necessary to take effective measures. It is worth to observe the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, he added. It is noted that Merkel and the Makron has supported the initiative of the Russian leader and expressed readiness to contribute to its implementation.
February 20 Pro-Turkish militants with the support of the Turkish army launched an attack in the village of Nayrab in Idlib. The Syrian army because of the actions of the Russian aircraft stopped the attack militants. Known about the deaths of two Turkish soldiers, Ankara promised to avenge their deaths.
The Syrian army after the offensive in January-February took almost half Iglinskiy areas of de-escalation and had left behind the Turkish observation posts. This angered Ankara, and the Turkish President said that if by the end of February, Syrian troops are withdrawn beyond the line of posts, then the Turkish army will start a military operation.
Russia called for the settlement of the situation through negotiations, but the parties failed to agree.
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