Russian President Vladimir Putin, the President of France Emmanuel macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a telephone conversation on Syria, where the situation deteriorated sharply.
Special attention was paid to settlement of the crisis after the sharp deterioration of the situation in Idlib as a result of aggressive actions of extremist groups against the Syrian government troops and civilians.
While the leaders of France and Germany expressed readiness to hold a joint meeting with President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan to reach a political solution to the crisis, RIA Novosti reported.
Vladimir Putin stressed the need to take effective measures to neutralize terrorist threats while respecting the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In Syria in Idlib province, the militants with the support of Turkey attacked the army of the country. To stop the offensive of the Russian space forces launched air strikes on the extremists.
the Russian foreign Ministry said that Turkey’s actions could provoke further escalation of the conflict. And besides, this is a direct violation of the agreements between Moscow and Ankara, the disengagement of the armed opposition and terrorists, and the creation of a demilitarized strip.
Meanwhile, Turkey said that problems with Russia in Idlib there. These are the words of the Minister of defence. Hulusi Akar noted that the main objective of the Turkish armed forces is the army of Syria. And Russia clashes are unacceptable. He assured that Moscow is constantly being negotiated. Moreover, joint patrols will be unchanged.