Putin, Erdogan Discuss Ceasefire Violations by Militants in Syria's Idlib


Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a phone call to Russian president Vladimir Putin to discuss ceasefire violations by militants operating in Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, Kremlin said.

“[The leaders] continued the thorough exchange of opinions about key issues of the crisis situation in Syria with a focus on the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone in light of the increased number of ceasefire violations by radical armed groups,” the statement said.

Yesterday, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry’s Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin reported that illegal armed groups had bombarded four settlements in Latakia province within the Idlib de-escaltion zone.

Over the past two weeks, terrorists have reportedly increased the number of shelling attacks on the Syrian provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia.

READ MORE: Turkey, Russia Discuss Deployment in Syrian Area Controlled by US Allies: Ankara

Russia, Turkey and Iran are the guarantors of the ceasefire in the conflict-affected Syria. Russia carries out humanitarian operations across the country on a regular basis and helps Damascus in providing safe passage for the return of Syrian refugees.

© Sputnik / Sergey Guneev

Sputnik News

South Africa Today – World News – Middle East

Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with SouthAfricaToday.net, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.