Russia intends to discuss with Turkey militants’ shelling of Aleppo – Defence Ministry

MOSCOW: Russia intends to discuss with Turkey the attack on Syrian Aleppo by militants with shells filled with poisonous substances, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Sunday.

“The Russian side intends to discuss this incident with the Turkish side as a guarantor of adherence to the cessation of hostilities by the armed opposition in Idlib de-escalation zone,” Konashenkov said.

On September 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed at talks in the Russian resort city of Sochi to set up a demilitarized zone in Idlib along the contact line of the armed opposition and the government forces.

On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that difficulties in establishment of a demilitarized zone in Idlib remained. (Sputnik)

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