One of the main reasons for the deterioration of the situation in Idlib is the failure of the Turkish regime to fulfill its obligations contained in the Sochi Agreement, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed.
"Attention remains focused on the situation in Idlib, which has turned into a stronghold for a terrorist alliance ... and we consider the failure to comply with the Russian-Turkish memorandum dated September 17, 2018 in Sochi, one of the main reasons for the deterioration of the situation," Zakharova said today. From the implementation of the de-escalation agreement in the area, the militants continued their shelling of nearby towns and locations of the Syrian army.
"Today, the consultations that started yesterday in Ankara between the Russian joint governmental delegation with Turkish representatives will continue ... Today, a full range of issues related to the situation in Idlib will be discussed," Zakharova added.
Zakharova expressed Russia's doubts about the usefulness of engaging France and Germany in the talks between Russia and the Turkish regime on Idlib and indicated that "consultations are underway now ... and I believe that they will continue for several days ... and link other countries, especially countries that we cannot consider to have played a decisive role in the situation on The land may not be necessary. ”
Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed during a telephone conversation he had recently with the President of the Turkish regime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the need for unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, expressing his deep concern over the continued terrorist attacks in Idlib province, while the Russian Foreign Ministry warned the Turkish regime of the consequences of supporting terrorist attacks in Idlib and continue to make provocative statements about the situation in it.
On the other hand, Zakharova announced her country's welcome to the African Union's willingness to send a military observer mission to Libya and said: “We welcome the announcement of the African Union leadership at the conclusion of the AU summit in Addis Ababa regarding the Union’s willingness to send a group of military observers to monitor the ceasefire situation in the event of reaching an agreement in this regard Between the parties to the Libyan conflict. ”
"We start from the fact that the activity of the military observers, which should take place in close coordination with the United Nations Organization for its pioneering role in the Libyan settlement, could become a major contribution to the efforts of the international community to normalize the situation in Libya," Zakharova added.
It is noteworthy that the final statement of the Berlin conference, which was signed by about 16 countries and organizations on the 19th of last month on settling the Libyan crisis, stressed the international efforts to strengthen the control of the arms embargo to Libya and the disarmament of militias, calling on all parties to distance themselves from the groups listed on the list United Nations for terrorism.