A memorandum on security zones in Syria is agreed

Russia, Iran and Turkey, which are guarantors of the peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, reached consensus on four zones of de-escalation during the talks in Astana. This was reported by one of the delegations.

The document, which is scheduled to be signed on May 4 to the plenary session, was supported by both Syria and the US, as was told by Russian president Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan on May 3.

According to the document, four security zones will be created, in which not only governmental forces but also the forces of the moderate opposition will fight against terrorists. The guarantor countries reserve the right to send their military to the aid of the antiterrorist forces.

The preparation of maps of de-escalation areas in Syria is planned to be completed by May 22, it is assumed that this will be the territory of Idlib province, north of Homs, in East Guta and in southern Syria.

The next meeting of working groups on Syria in the Astana format will be held in early June.

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