Obama and Putin discussed withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria- White House
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, d have discussed the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Syria,during a telephone conversation, it is stated in the March 14 White House press release, reports “Armenpress”.
“They have considered the announcement of the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the partial withdrawal of Russian armed forces from Syria and next steps necessary to ensure a complete cessation of military operations to promote political negotiations on the conflict settlement," the statement said.
The two leaders have also discussed the agreement on nationwide ceasefire, on one hand between the Syrian regime and its allies, on the other hand between the armed opposition.
During the conversation Obama has stressed that Damascus must ensure unimpeded access for humanitarian assistance.
Earlier, the Kremlin press service reported that Putin informed the US President about his decision to withdraw Russian troops from Syria.
"The Russian president has informed that after the fulfillment of the main objectives of the Russian armed forces in the fight against international terrorism, it was decided to withdraw the main part of the Russian air force from the territory of Syria”, says the statement.
During the conversation the presidents also discussed the situation in Ukraine.
Obama reiterated that militias operating in eastern Ukraine must maintain the ceasefire agreement.
According to the White House statement, Obama stressed the necessity to ensure unhindered access for the OSCE observers to the controlled areas by the separatists, including the Russian-Ukrainian border, and the maintenance of the ceasefire regime in the eastern Ukraine, reports TASS.