In the Kremlin, concerned by growing tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border

In the Kremlin, concerned by growing tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border


MOSCOW, February 20. In the Kremlin is concerned about the growing tension in the area of the Syrian-Turkish border and illegal attacks on Syria by Turkey.

This was stated by President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the question.

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“In the Kremlin is concerned about the growing tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border,” he said, commenting on the strikes by Turkey on the positions of the Kurds in Northern Syria. Peskov recalled that this topic was raised yesterday at the operational meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with permanent members of Russia’s security Council. “In General, of course, Russia considers unacceptable such cross-border attacks made by the Turkish artillery and the artillery strikes on the Syrian territory”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

However, he was considered somewhat tangential question about the possibility of a conflict between the Russian Federation and Turkey as a result of such actions of Ankara.

Responding to a question about reaction to the call by the leaders of the USA and Turkey, Barack Obama and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow and Damascus to stop actions against, according to them, the moderate opposition forces, Peskov emphasized that “Russia continues to provide assistance and aid to the armed forces of Syria in their offensive actions against terrorists and against terrorist organizations”.

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