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Obama and Putin decide to support ceasefire in Syria

MOSCOW: On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama decided to support additional in safeguarding an end of conflicts in Syria throughout a phone call, the Kremlin said in a report.

Throughout the appeal, Putin tinted the necessity for the parting of the reasonable Syrian antagonism from Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, also the requirement for the closing of Syria-Turkey border, the Kremlin said.

“The leaders discussed in detail the situation in Syria, reaffirming their commitment to maintaining the cessation of hostilities brokered by Russia and the United States in that country, as well as to ensuring humanitarian access to relevant areas in Syria,” the press service said in a statement.

Russia has been recurrently hovering the query of the border, through which, rendering to Russia, activists are intersecting from Turkey into Syria.

Both the presidents also substituted views on the state in Ukraine, with Putin affirming the confidence that with the new Ukrainian government “will finally start taking concrete steps towards implementing the Minsk agreements”, the Kremlin said.

“Vladimir Putin highlighted…the need for the closure of the border between Syria and Turkey due to continuing infiltration of militant’s and supplies of weapons to extremists through that route,” the statement added.

Obama advised Putin to take steps to end the important uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine and distraught the significance of moving forward with full application of the contracts, the White House said in a release.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest told journalists in a daily press conference that the two presidents did not talk about the two Russian warplanes that the U.S. military said last week hovered replicated attack permits near a U.S. guided missile demolisher in the Baltic Sea.

The Kremlin said Obama acknowledged Putin for Russia’s help in releasing American citizen Kevin Dawes, who had been in imprisonment in Syria.