Putin informs Assad about outcome of negotiations with Erdogan

Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin updated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the outcome of the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Sochi on Tuesday, reports TASS.

"The Russian President informed his Syrian counterpart about the outcome of the meeting [with Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan," said Peskov. According to him, Putin told Assad about the key provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding drawn up as a result of the meeting.

The Russian side initiated the talks between Russian and Turkish presidents.

The talks between Putin and Erdoğan lasted more than six hours. During the meeting, the parties discussed the operation in Syria. Erdoğan explained in detail to Putin the goals and objectives of the Turkish military Operation Peace Spring. The parties also agreed that Russian military police units would be deployed to the Syrian-Turkish border from the Syrian side, in areas that are "not affected by the Turkish operation."

According to Putin, negotiations helped to take the "fateful decision" on the de-escalation of military tension in Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the operation of the Turkish Armed Forces should stop after talks between Erdoğan and Putin.

  Operation Peace Spring, Turkey, Putin, Assad, Erdgogan