Syria war: Putin says “safe zones” have international support

Russia, the US, Turkey, Iran and Syria are close to agreeing the establishment of “safe zones” in Syria aimed at ensuring the viability of a ceasefire, Vladimir Putin says.

The Russian president said they would amount to no-fly zones.

Mr Putin said his US counterpart Donald Trump had told him in a phone call on Tuesday that he supported the idea.

A final decision must be made at Syria talks currently taking place in the Kazakh capital Astana, Mr Putin said.

However, Syrian rebels say they have suspended participation in the Astana talks because of continuing air strikes.

The Russian plan calls for safe zones to be established in rebel-held territory in the north-western province of Idlib, in parts of Homs province in the centre, in the south and in the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, the AFP news agency reported citing a copy of the plan.

The safe zones would end violence and allow for the return of refugees and the delivery of aid. They would be surrounded by checkpoints manned by rebels and government troops. Foreign troops could also be deployed in observer roles, the document said.

“One of the ways in which the ceasefire can be made to last is through creating safe zones or de-escalation zones,” Mr Putin said, speaking in the Black Sea resort of Sochi after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Mr Trump and I discussed this over the phone yesterday. As far as I understood, the US administration supports these ideas.

“Russia has held preliminary consultations with Damascus and Tehran. We all agree that mechanisms must be created to guarantee an end to bloodshed and create conditions for the start of political dialogue.”

Mr Putin said aircraft “would not work” in the de-escalation zones “provided there is no military activity in these zones”.

Further talks would determine how the safe zones would be controlled, he said.


not sure what is going on here..we all know this will amount to NFZ’s and it will be the start of the jigsaw break up of syria but putin is in agreement with zones are no fly zones..its doublespeak..

somebody explain..

this image from rev17 might help:


~ by seeker401 on May 5, 2017.

13 Responses to “Syria war: Putin says “safe zones” have international support”

  1. Cautious US welcome for Russia-backed Syria safe zones

    “”We continue to have concerns about the Astana agreement, including the involvement of Iran as a so-called ‘guarantor’,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

    “Iran’s activities in Syria have only contributed to the violence, not stopped it, and Iran’s unquestioning support for the Assad regime has perpetuated the misery of ordinary Syrians.””


    …maybe Russia&Turkey just need some time to relocate in view of the silent but heavy US boots-on-the-ground…;)…they should have been learned the lesson from the previous cease fires when the US bombed “by mistake” the Syrian army…

    • its got me scratching my head..

    • Iran & Russia dictating the rules:

      “As for [the coalition] actions in the de-escalation zones, starting from now those zones are closed for their flights,” Aleksandr Levrentyev told journalists in the Kazakh capital.

      He added that the US-led coalition would continue airstrikes near Raqqa, the Syrian stronghold of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), near some towns near the Euphrates River and close to the city of Deir ez-Zor.”

      “The four safe zones are established in:

      “The establishment of safe zones doesn’t mean that the fight against Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups will stop in the country. On the contrary, the move will allow Syria to free additional forces to tackle the jihadists, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.”

  2. If you see the whole war as run by the same people then you will understand it. Putin Trump Assad all working together.
    They are now fully emptying out and military control of those dangerous areas.

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. The war is a World bank funded international collaboration.
    Since Assad, Trump and Putin all work for the same team( team merchant Bankster)it keeps Assad in position of power and of use to them.
    Like all nations the presidents are selected not by the people but by the
    bankers and the fact the media conglomerate is owned by the bank makes the ” election process” appear to the average mind conditioned citizen as a believable (freak )show.
    Behind it all is the Democracy Dogma.
    If you naively think Assad was not placed by the Crown’s Washington… you still believe in the democracy dogma?

  5. we are optimist & we are happy b/c is an step to peace in Syria after 6 years of hell we hope & Pray nxt be Yemen seem the outcry of women’s rights to THEY-eviUn
    UN-masquerade all THEY-WAHHABISSM & more

  6. well only till now were happy now this

    • …we have war for a while still…I’m waiting to see US bombs on ISIS’ Raqqa…*sarcasm…

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