Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Moscow was concerned about the beginning of Turkey’s offensive in Afrin and urged the warring sides to exercise restraint
Earlier in the day, a source with the Turkish Foreign Ministry told reporters that ambassadors and charges d'affaires of Russia, the United States and Iran had been summoned to the ministry
On Saturday, Turkey’s General Staff declared the beginning of Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish units from Self-Defense Forces and Democratic Union Party in Afrin
On January 20 Turkey began engaging its Armed Forces near Afrin in northwest Syria
The two top diplomats "agreed to stay in close contact"
The operations group have been redeployed from the area of Afrin to the area of Tel Ajar in the Tel Rifaat de-confliction zone
Earlier, a senior State Department official said that Russia has allegedly "used every opportunity at its disposal to protect the Assad regime in its continued use of chemical weapons"
Earlier on Saturday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the republic's Armed Forces had "actively" begun an operation in Syria's Afrin
The final formalities may take a couple more days, the Russian president’s Special Representative for the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev said
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed that terrorist attacks with use of drones may be not in Syria only
Turkey's President once again criticized the U.S. support to the Syrian Kurds
According to Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russia is for expanding the inter-Korean dialogue's agenda
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said, adding during the possible consultations the parties would discuss "mostly bilateral issues"
The previous round of consultations between Morgulov and the US counterpart was in Washington in July, 2017
In response to a question when the talks may begin, the deputy foreign minister suggested "addressing it to partners in Washington and Pyongyang"
"We are calling on Washington to follow strictly the measures as per that resolution", Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said
According to Sergei Shoigu, Russia is set for development of partnership, strengthening of the armed forces’ combat readiness
The evacuated Syrians said about starving civilians remaining in that de-escalation zone
All cars will be handed over to the state-run taxi company Taxis Cuba
The expert said that Russian offiicals mistakenly thought that the US president’s degree of domestic political authority are comparable to that of his Russian counterpart