Thursday, March 5, 2020

BREAKING: Russia & Turkey Agree on Common Document, Ceasefire at Midnight And A Security Corridor

UPDATE 4:42 pm EST:

 What I can discern so far as included in the agreement/guideline for this latest ceasefire etc
taken from- Sputnik
  • A ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province will start at 00:01 on 6 March.
  • Russia and Turkey will start joint patrols on the M4 highway in Syria. The patrolling will take place from the settlement of Tronba, located 2km west of the strategic town of Saraqib, to the settlement of Ain al Havr.
  • A 12-km security corridor for Syria’s Idlib province will be established to the north and to the south of the highway. “The specific parameters of the functioning of the security corridor will be agreed upon by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Turkish Republic within seven days”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
  • Both countries agreed on efforts to prevent further aggravation of the humanitarian situation in Syria.
  • All additional protocols to the document will come into force from the moment of its signature on 5 March.
The agreement has aspects that would be considered a work in progress- to be agreed to between the defense departments of Russia and Turkey
Link

*The deal leaves open the fate of the Turkish observation posts in Idlib, which have been surrounded since Damascus launched its offensive. 

*Marks the first time Russian and Turkish forces will operate jointly in Idlib. 
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As had been widely anticipated, except at dogmatic alt media sites

Video available here

Interesting that Putin states "we don't always agree with everything with our Syrian partners"
Mentions the Astana partnership-  keeping Syrian territory sovereign
There is a document- haven't seen it yet, but, will be looking for it

Sputnik
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he has negotiated an agreement to resolve the ongoing tensions in Idlib province with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two countries have agreed following "uneasy, but productive" talks that they should not reduce their efforts in the fight against terrorism.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country will be sending additional forces to Idlib province under a new agreement with Russia, but that the status of Turkey’s Operation Spring Shield will be "changed". Erdogan added that starting at midnight between 5 and 6 March a ceasefire regime will be established in Idlib for both Turkish and Syrian forces. At the same time, the Turkish president said that the army reserves the right to respond to any actions of the Syrian forces.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
 MEE
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have announced that a ceasefire would take effect in Idlib, Syria's last rebel stronghold, at midnight.
"At 00.01 tonight, as in, from midnight, the ceasefire will be put in place," Erdogan said on Thursday following more than six hours of talks with Putin in Moscow.
 Putin, Erdogan agree on security corridor for Syria's Idlib - Lavrov
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday to set up a security corridor for Syria’s Idlib province, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow. 

There will be more later, for now, I've got to run.

From earlier today

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14 comments:

  1. We'll see if turkey and it's proxies can live up to it.

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    1. Agreements are minimally two sided, so let's hope everyone lives up to this agreement.

      Putin specifically expressed displeasure with Damascus, likely for very good reasons-

      and I hope your doing okay too jo!
      healthwise and with your very big garden

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    2. No garden but will try to plant a couple of tomato plants in my greenhouse next week.
      I just had cataract surgery in my right eye and I can see again:-)

      Hope all is well with you both

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    3. Cataract surgery- I know those aren't as bad as generally thought of, my Grandma, (deceased now) had hers done, both eyes and she told me that!

      We're good here- Hubby is working- I just took my mom for a doctor's appointment- It's snowing and cold, which is awful.

      we should be starting our tomatoes indoors soon but the snow is not very inspiring

      stay well jo!

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  2. I am no longer on your blog list???? Ok, I will bite.. WHY?????

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  3. Hey North!
    Again, mud on my face.
    Missed you in the change over- going to fix it right this moment!!!

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  4. I even gave you praise in my latest article.. for you were right about both Turkey and Russia actually 'going back' to the "terms" of the initial Astana agreements...

    Hey, you deserve kudos for that!

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    1. thanks north, I appreciate the praise a great deal
      and as you see it's fixed!

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  5. as per the agreement Turkey is sending more troops into the area

    "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country will be sending additional forces to Idlib province under a new agreement with Russia, but that the status of Turkey’s Operation Spring Shield will be "changed"

    I'm sure this will be spun everywhere, but, it's part of the agreement

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  6. A security corridor will be established 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) deep to the north and to the south from the M4 highway, according to the protocol.
    “The specific parameters of the functioning of the security corridor will be agreed between the defense ministries of Turkey and Russia within seven days,” it noted.

    Joint Turkish-Russian patrols will begin on March 15 along the M4 highway from the settlement of Trumba -- 2 km (1.2 mi) to the west of Saraqib -- to the settlement of Ain-Al-Havr, the protocol also said.

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  7. I'm searching for the agreement... hope to find it and post it here

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  8. A ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province will start at 00:01 on 6 March.
    Russia and Turkey will start joint patrols on the M4 highway in Syria. The patrolling will take place from the settlement of Tronba, located 2km west of the strategic town of Saraqib, to the settlement of Ain al Havr.
    A 12-km security corridor for Syria’s Idlib province will be established to the north and to the south of the highway. “The specific parameters of the functioning of the security corridor will be agreed upon by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Turkish Republic within seven days”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
    Both countries agreed on efforts to prevent further aggravation of the humanitarian situation in Syria.
    All additional protocols to the document will come into force from the moment of its signature on 5 March.

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  9. I believe someone is impersonating you on Syrian perspective .

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  10. Wow! I don't even know what to say?

    That's so weird. Clearly you knew it wasn't me which is why you let me know?

    I wouldn't waste my time.

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