Kremlin: memorandum on Syria in line with interests of Europe
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia-Turkey accords on Syria are in the interests of the European countries.
"As a matter of fact, it is in the interests of the Europeans as they are geared toward protecting the border from infiltration of terrorists, ensuring Turkey’s security and hence, we prevent flows of refugees who later may go to Europe. So, Europe can and must be satisfied," TASS cited him as saying.
When asked which side, either Russia or Turkey, has contributed more to the memorandum, the Kremlin spokesman noted, "It was joint work and in this situation, obviously, it was about a mutually acceptable solution only, and it was reached to the satisfaction of both sides, and, as a matter of fact, it should be to the satisfaction of all others who are concerned."
According to Peskov, Russia and Turkey reiterated in the memorandum that their key goal is to ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a memorandum on settling the situation in northeastern Syria.