Putin discusses with Assad the cessation of hostilities in Syria

During a telephone conversation the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the leader of Syria Bashar al-Assad discussed the implementation of agreements on ceasefire in Syria.

“We discussed various aspects of the Syrian crisis in light of the tasks of the Russian-American statements (as co-chairs of the International support group Syria) on the termination since February 27, 2016 hostilities in Syria. Assad regarded contained in the aforementioned statement of the proposal as an important step towards a political settlement. Confirmed, in particular, the willingness of the Syrian government to facilitate the establishment of the truce”, — quotes “Interfax” the press service of the Kremlin.