Russia and Turkey called the number of ceasefire violations in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Russia and Turkey called the number of ceasefire violations in Syria in recent times. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The data was recorded by the Russian-Turkish commission on the facts of violations of the cessation of hostilities in Syria. During the day, both sides discovered one violation of the ceasefire. The Ministry of Defense notes that we are talking about opening fire in the provinces of Idlib and Latakia. The parties do not indicate who violated the ceasefire.
Terrorists in Syria have repeatedly tried to disrupt Turkish-Russian patrols in the province of Idlib. On March 25, Islamists blew up the bridge, as a result of which traffic on the M4 highway stopped.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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