Putin informed Obama about the decision to withdraw Russian troops from Syria

Putin informed Obama about the decision to withdraw Russian troops from Syria


MOSCOW, March 15. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin informed U.S. President Barack Obama about the decision to start the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, according to the press service of the Kremlin.

“The Russian President said that after the implementation of the main tasks of the Russian armed forces to combat international terrorism, adopted the decision for the withdrawal from Syria of the main part of the aviation section of the aerospace defence forces”, – stated in the message.

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It emphasizes that “it certainly will be a good signal to all conflicting parties and create conditions for a real peace process.”

During the conversation, “stated that the Russian-American initiative, supported by the resolution of the UN Security Council 2268, has drastically reduced the bloodshed in the Syrian land”.

The President also noted in a conversation with his American colleague the importance of tight coordination of efforts of representatives of Russia and the United States, including the military, for settlement in Syria.

“The importance of tight coordination of efforts of representatives of Russia and the USA, including military, for the maintenance of the ceasefire, ensure humanitarian aid is blocked in the settlements and an effective fight against terrorist groups”, – stated in the message.

The presidents of both countries also expressed the revitalization of the political settlement in Syria, expressed support for negotiations in Geneva.