BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – Russia and Turkey have determined the borders of teh Idlib buffer zone after deliberating for several days, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershanin told Sputnik News this morning.
“The borders of the demilitarized zone have been already determined,” Vershinin told the Russian publication.
According to the diplomat, “very good contacts, cooperation, ties have been established between the military of Turkey and Russia.”
“They have already met more than once after signing the document,” the deputy minister noted.
The Idlib buffer zone agreement was established by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 17th.
Since the agreement was made, the rebel forces in the Idlib Governorate have moved their heavy weapons from the perceived buffer zone.
Some jihadist groups remain inside the Idlib buffer zone and they refuse to leave, despite warnings from the Russian and Turkish forces.