Presidents of Russia and the U.S. Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama during a telephone conversation discussed the Syrian settlement and the situation in Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
“The parties gave a positive estimation of the results of the meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Munich on February 11-12, which confirmed the approaches and provisions of Resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council both in the part of humanitarian aspects and in the modality of ceasefire regime, as well as in preparations for a realistic political process, ” the Kremlin said in a statement.
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During the conversation, the parties also expressed support to efforts of two target groups – on ceasefire and on humanitarian aspects.
Putin said about necessary close working contacts between defense authorities of Russia and the U.S. for fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group (outlawed in Russia).
“The Russian president once again stressed importance of organizing common anti-terrorist front, where double standards are dropped. He pointed to necessary close working contacts between representatives of the defense authorities of Russia and the U.S. in order to have systematic and successful fight against IS and other terrorist organizations, ” the Kremlin’s statement reads.
During the conversation, the parties agreed to develop cooperation between diplomatic and other authorities to implement the Munich communique of the International Syria Support Group.