Russia and Turkey have begun a joint patrol in Idlib

the Soldiers of Russia and Turkey began joint patrols in the Syrian Idlib on the basis of the document signed by the military experts of the two countries after talks in Ankara. The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation noted that the meeting passed in a constructive key, and the results of the negotiations will allow to implement all the agreements reached earlier by the presidents of Russia and Turkey.

Photo: Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti Putin and Erdogan discussed by phone the situation in Idlib

the First joint Russian-Turkish patrol highway M-4 between the two major provinces of hasakah and Aleppo in the North of Syria, will be held on Sunday. The Turkish military will be patrolling the area to the North of the motorway, and the Russians – to the South, writes TASS.

Also started a joint Russian-Turkish coordination center, which will monitor the observance of the ceasefire and joint patrolling. On Saturday said the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev. According to him, in preparation for a joint patrol was conducted an engineering investigation of the route near the city Sarakibe.

Recall that the situation around Idlib province worsened in late February, when the militants attempted a large-scale offensive, and the military SAR launched a kick. As a result, according to Ankara, killing 36 Turkish soldiers. According to the defense Ministry, came under fire from Syrian army, Turkish fighters were in the ranks of terrorists.

against this background, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on talks held in Moscow on the fifth of March, it agreed to the imposition of the cease-fire and a number of other measures aimed at resolving the situatation in Idlib.