Kremlin says no threat that Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib may be disrupted
The Kremlin believes that despite difficulties there are no threats that the Russian-Turkish deal on Syria’s Idlib may be disrupted, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told on Tuesday, TASS reports.
"No, we don’t see any threat now," Peskov said.
The Kremlin spokesman noted that Putin had mentioned that the situation in the region was complicated and the shellings continued. "Unfortunately, not everything is in line with the plan, I mean the ideal plan, which our Turkish colleagues had," Peskov said. "Putin said that we understand this as the situation is really very difficult."
Peskov stressed that it is most important and Russia confirms this that "the Turkish side is making great efforts to fulfill all agreements." "This effort has been carried out constantly," he said.
According to the Russian-Turkish memorandum signed in Sochi on September 17 after talks between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, the demilitarized zone 15-20 kilometers deep in Idlib should have been established by October 15. However, Turkey asked to postpone joint patrolling in Idlib due to its inability to guarantee security from its side.