Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“The results of the many-hour meeting between Putin and Erdogan, in fact, give clues to the denouement of the most difficult nodes in the Syrian settlement. Moscow has once again proved its role as a key mediator in resolving complex regional and world problems. The most important agreements have been reached that will prevent the death of civilians, preserve the territorial integrity of Syria and continue the fight against international terrorism.
It is important that this result was achieved exclusively through negotiations. That is, without blackmail, threats and an sanctioned club, which Washington began to brandishly acclaim. The summit in Sochi is, without exaggeration, a common diplomatic victory for both Russia and Turkey. We have been and remain key and strategic partners.”