Putin and Assad discussed settlement of Syrian crisis- Kremlin
The Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad during a telephone conversation have discussed issues related to the settlement of the Syrian crisis, reports "Armenpress" citing the Kremlin Press Service.
“Different aspects of the Syrian crisis in the light of the Russian-US announcement over the ceasefire in Syria from February 27 were under consideration”, reported Kremlin.
“ Assad evaluated the recommendations involved in the abovementioned announcement as an important step for the political settlement and confirmed the Syrian government's willingness to support the establishment of a ceasefire," it is said in the report.
At the same time, Putin and Assad stressed the importance to continue the struggle against the terrorist groups “Islamic State” and “Jabhat Nusra” which are included on the list of the UN Security Council list.
On February 22, Russia and the US made a joint announcement confirming that the ceasefire is to come into power on February 27, midnight, Damascus time.
The statement underlines that the cease-fire terms apply to all the sides, except the "Islamic State" and "Jabhat Nusra" terrorist groups, as well as other terrorist organizations that are recognized by the Security Council.