Sands: the situation in Syria and, in particular, Eastern Guta of the utmost concern

MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. The situation in Syria is extremely worrying that the actions of terrorists in Eastern ghouta are the cause of high tension. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the request of journalists to comment on media reports the signs of use of chemical weapons in Eastern Huta.

“The situation in Syria was discussed (February 25, in a telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – approx. TASS), it is of the utmost concern. The terrorists in Eastern ghouta, lay down their arms, they are holding the local population hostage, and this is the reason is very tense situation,” – said Peskov.

He urged to pay attention to the “warning, which was announced by the Ministry of defence of Russia, about what the available data say about the possibility of using chemicals as a provocation on the part of the terrorists hiding in Eastern ghouta”. “So the situation remains very tense,” – said Peskov.

The representative of the Kremlin has refused to answer the question, whether you discussed during the telephone conversation between the leaders of Russia, France and Germany, the problem of the use of chemical weapons in the region.

Putin, him and Merkel February 25 has discussed in a telephone conversation on the Syrian issue. As reported by the press service of the Kremlin, discussed “the Syrian issue in the context of the development of the situation in Eastern ghouta and ensure humanitarian access to this and other regions of Syria.” In addition, the parties noted the importance of continuing the efforts to ensure full and speedy implementation of the provisions of the resolution. Putin informed the interlocutors about the practical steps taken by Russia in the evacuation of civilians, delivery of humanitarian supplies and providing medical assistance to the affected population in Syria. At the same time drawn attention to the fact that the suspension of hostilities does not apply to operations against terrorist groups.

According to the press service of the Kremlin, the parties “agreed to enhance the exchange of information through various channels on the situation in Syria.”