Moscow: We are still in contact with Turkish, Syrian officials about Afrin

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January 22, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia maintains contact with Syrian and Turkish officials and keeps a close watch on the operation in Afrin, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Monday.

“We closely follow progress in the operation [in the area of Syria’s Afrin]. Russian representatives maintain contact with the Syrian and Turkish leadership on the issue,” Peskov said.

“As before, we believe that the principle of preserving Syria’s territorial integrity is the basic one,” he continued. 

“Certainly, we keep an eye on the humanitarian aspects related with the current events in the area of Afrin,” he added.

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