A full ceasefire is the next step for normalizing the situation in Syria after the liberation of Aleppo, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.

“I hope very much that the Syrian army will gain a foothold after successful combat actions in Aleppo and civilians will be able to return to normal life. Several thousand people have already come back to their houses, although they are half-destroyed,” Putin said.

“The next stage is reaching agreements on a full ceasefire in entire Syria,” the Russian leader stressed.

“All that is happening in Palmyra is a result of uncoordinated actions between the so-called international coalition, the Syrian government and Russia. I have repeatedly said that we should unite efforts for effective fight against terrorists,” Putin said.

Putin said on Friday he reached an agreement with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their phone conversation earlier this week to ask the conflicting parties in Syria to hold talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

“The day before yesterday in a phone conversation we agreed with President Erdogan that we will offer the conflicting parties – we to the government of Syria and the Turkish president to the representatives of the armed opposition – to continue peace talks at a new venue, and this could be Kazakhstan’s capital Astana,” Putin said.

If the parties to the conflict – the Syrian government forces and the armed opposition – agree with the proposal, “we will ask Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to back this process,” Putin said.

“Judging from what I see, (in Syria) things are happening in accordance with the agreements I reached with the Turkish president during his visit to St. Petersburg. We agreed that Turkey would provide every possible assistance in arranging the exit of those militants who were ready to lay down their arms, first and foremost, to protect civilians,” Putin said.

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Putin said “if this happens, this won’t be a venue that will compete with Geneva, but it will complement the Geneva talks.” “In any case, no matter where the conflicting sides meet, in my view, it would be right to do this and to seek political settlement,” the Russian leader said.

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hestroy
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w*f??? “result of uncoordinated actions”??? Is Putin joking or what? West is coordinating these actions. Israhell, SA, USA, UK, France control ISIS via Turkey. This war CAN NOT be win by negotiations! You CAN NOT negotiate with devil.

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One has to wonder how thorough a grasp Putin actually has. He seems more interested in being “accepted/respected” by the Anglo/Zio Axis than he is in actually recognizing and subverting their intention to force Russia, or any other non-buddy nation, into the role of the exploited subservient. Oh well, if it pays him well…

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Exactly!

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I think you should read between the lines. After the exertions of Aleppo the SAA and its allies need a chance to recoup. That was an amazing victory and many men lost their lives, but they need time. This will also provide a breather for Syria to rehouse the over 140,000 IDPs from East Aleppo. Some may be able to go back with basic repairs to homes. Water, gas, electricity, phone service needs to be fully restored over a 70 sq km area. A ceasefire would also enable the buildup of forces around Palmyra for eventually retaking it. Propaganda-wise this… Read more »

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These “ceasefires” already cost thousands of lives. They are ALWAYS better for terrorists.

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Russia has no momentum to lose unlike previously. SAA needs time. I do not believe that this will be better for terrorists. Erdogan has stalled in the North as Putin has warned him off al Bab. Their is no imperative in Damascus region after recent successes in Ghouta. An attack cannot be launched to retake Palmyra until a well equipped force is in place. Anyway, you will soon see the logic of this decision.

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Re-read : no ceasefire for terrorists. Just with moderate rebels and the only moderates are YPG/SDF, maybe FSA South-Front and NySA, LOOOOL!

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Peace with jihadists does not mean peace with daesh. I support the temporary or permanent (till Syrian elections) agreement. Then daesh will be smashed. But the problem is that west will order moderates to deny such agreement as they know who is winner in elections.

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“result of uncoordinated actions”??? Is Putin joking or what?” => Nope, not at all! And you can be sure that SVR and GRU know their job, BTW, you don’t even need them to draw the same conclusion : if you know how to recoup through OSINT you will come to the same analysis we both have! He just has it more detailed and access to serious hard datas and proofs while we’ll have to rely on circumstantial evidences. “West is coordinating these actions. Israhell, SA, USA, UK, France control ISIS” => Not at all, except for KSA, wrong addresses, dude!… Read more »

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Pietro Del Prete

No ceasefire but a push of military actions is worthy now!

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Right, ceasefire with Palmyra occupied by IS, T4 under attack

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There will be NO ceasefire for terrorists 😉 Re-read!

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???

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Terrorists are not included in ANY ceasefire process. They’ll go on destroying Daesh and Qaeda+affiliates! Only moderate rebels that aren’t affiliated with Qaeda will be able to apply, this means just a few groups : FSA-South Front, NySA… Only the secular ones which means nearly… None! What is fun is that he’s REALLY giving a chess lesson! In terms of chess, as playing the blacks, he even began with the French defence the same way Kasparov used to, the 3.Nc3 variant 😀 Note he made already play the “‘Jabowntski sacrifice” to Assad by surrendering his chemical weapons stockpile but he… Read more »

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No, Putin, what’s happening in Palmyra is the result of trying to hold an indefensible salient! It is a fundamental axiom of warfare to never reinforce a failure. Repeatedly committing forces to Palmyra, after having twice lost it, maintains the SAAF in a reactionary pattern regarding ISIS and distracts from the primary objective of defeating the US-Anglo/Euro-Zio backed “moderate” terrorists and regaining control of M5. ISIS is a secondary, or even a tertiary concern. ISIS didn’t start the mess in Syria,Twitter did! ISIS is a symptom; the US-Anglo/Euro-Zio backed “moderate” terrorists are the cause of the illness. From Aleppo, those… Read more »

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Putin would not suggest something inappropriate which would be acceptable by west. Peace with moderate terrorists would help Syria to exterminate daesh which is NATO’s isistant. So west will be cheating around and there should be some trap or at least advantage in Putin’s mind.

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Comrades here do not even consider the harsh reality of Putin be representing Assad only, since Assad is declared by west the illegitimate leader. Putin does not decide is it good time for ceasefire or bad. Assad’s generals do. But you guys insist that you know better what to do?

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Being a citizen, and not a subject, I’m neither inclined nor required to ascribe either omniscience or omnipotence to any political leaders/elites.