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Kremlin says in touch with Ankara over north Syria operation

Reuters , Monday 22 Jan 2018
Dmitry Peskov
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov arrives for the meeting with officials of Rostec high-technology state corporation at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia December 7, 2017 (Photo: Reuters)
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Russian officials are in contact with the Turkish leadership over Ankara's military operation against Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria's Afrin region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Peskov, speaking on a conference call with reporters, declined to comment when asked if Moscow had known in advance about the operation.

He said Russia continued to believe in the fundamental importance of Syria's territorial integrity.

 

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