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Russia's Putin says idea of Syrian safe zones needs further work
May 3, 2017 / 2:52 PM / 7 months ago

Russia's Putin says idea of Syrian safe zones needs further work

SOCHI, Russia, May 3 (Reuters) - The idea of creating safe zones to protect civilians in Syria from fighting has wide support, but further discussions are needed to work out the details of how they would operate, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said that safe zones, if put in place, had to support the goal of implementing a ceasefire in Syria. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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