Putin made the statement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin issued an address on the cessation of hostilities in Syria. The corresponding agreement Russia and the U.S. reached the day before. Putin said that Russia would work with Damascus and legitimate government of Syria, and expects the United States will also work with the Syrian opposition.

Putin said that “only that” he had a telephone conversation with Barack U.S. President Barack Obama. “The conversation took place on Russia’s initiative, but the interest, no doubt, was mutual,” — said Putin (the President’s address was broadcast channel “Russia 24”).

He stressed that the agreement of Russia and USA and their joint implementation is an example of stat counter the threat of terrorism. “There is a real chance to put years of bloodshed in Syria,” said Putin.