Assad, Putin discuss Syria situation in Moscow
Moscow says Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held talks on the situation in Syria in Russia’s capital.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that during the meeting the Syrian president informed the Russian leader about the plans of government forces in the fight against terrorists in the Middle Easter country.
“Yesterday evening Syrian President Bashar Assad arrived in Moscow for a working visit,” Peskov said.
He went on to say that the two presidents had a lengthy discussion, part of which was conducted in the presence of Russia’s top policymakers. “The agenda of the negotiations is clearly understandable,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
During the negation, Putin told Assad that Russia is ready to contribute not only to fight against terrorism but also to find a political solution to the crisis in the Arab country.
“The decisive word, without any doubt, must belong solely to the Syrian people,” Putin stressed.
Putin further noted that at least 4,000 citizens from the former Soviet Union are fighting along with terrorists is Syria, adding, “We can’t let them appear in Russia.”