the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, state Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Kremlin administration Anton Vaino, security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, head of the SVR Sergey Naryshkin and the special representative of the RF President on the issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergei Ivanov.
In the defense Ministry told about the incident with the Turkish military in Idlib
they Discussed the issues on the domestic agenda. “Also held a detailed conversation about the situation around Syrian Idlib, were expressed extreme concern at the dramatic escalation of the situation in the area of Syria, instigated by terrorist groups that have stepped up offensive operations against the Syrian army,” – said Peskov.
Participants noted that, in agreement and in compliance with the insistent request of the Russian side earlier in Iglinskiy area appeared observation posts of the Turkish military. Their duties included the control over the activities of militants, the prevention of aggression against the Russian military installations. But to accomplish this task the Turkish partners could not – significant part of the militants out of their control.
during offensive operations of the Syrian army against the terrorists, the Russian side has done everything to ensure the safety of Turkish troops at the observation posts. “None of the Turkish military in these positions not only suffered, but it has not been subjected danger. The tragic deaths of the Turkish soldiers occurred in areas postedallow offensive operations from the terrorist gangs, among whom, by the way, there are many foreign mercenaries, including citizens of the former Soviet Union. About the presence of Turkish troops there, the Turkish side, despite our repeated requests, was not informed,” – said in the Kremlin. Furthermore, the Turkish military in Iglinskiy area outside of observation posts is not supposed to.
Putin and Erdogan agreed to meet soon
Russia has taken all measures to ensure the security of Turkey along the border with Syria. The depth of the security zone, thanks to the efforts of Moscow considerably exceeds that specified in the Turkish-Syrian Adana agreement of five kilometers. It is 30 miles away. The President reported that Ankara is now the Russian interagency operations group continues negotiations with Turkish colleagues to de-escalate the situation in Idlib.