The United States welcomed the agreement between Russia and Turkey on safety in Syria
WASHINGTON, January 13. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Kirsanov/. The United States welcomed the conclusion by Russia and Turkey of the Memorandum of safety in the course of military operations in Syria. This was announced by the assistant Secretary of defense for international security Affairs Elissa Slotkin.
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She admitted that she does not have detailed information about this topic. However, “if the Russians and the Turks (now) there is agreement that this is a positive thing,” said senior official of the Pentagon .
The Russian defense Ministry and the General staff of the Armed forces (AF) of Turkey signed the Memorandum about providing of safety of aviation operations in Syria. This was announced on Thursday, the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.
“On 12 January, the Ministry of defense of Russia took place consultations of the delegations of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and armed forces of the Turkish Republic, dedicated to the issues of Russian-Turkish cooperation in the fight against ISIL (the former name of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”) in Syria – said in the message. – During the consultations, the parties signed a Memorandum between the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Turkish Republic on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in the Syrian Arab Republic”.
“The document defines the mechanisms of coordination and cooperation of aviation of Russian air force and the Turkish air force’s strikes on terrorist targets and actions in the event of incident prevention while airplanes and unmanned aircraft in the airspace of Syria,” – said the defense Ministry.