Russia: Turkey not committed to the Sochi agreement

Zakharova, in a press briefing on Thursday, expressed concern over the situation in Idlib as it has turned into a stronghold of a terrorist alliance.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that non-commitment of Turkish regime to its obligations under Sochi agreement is one of main reasons for the deterioration of the situation in Idlib.

Zakharova underlined that the failure in implementation of Russian–Turkish memorandum, which was signed on 17 September, 2018, in Sochi was a main reason behind the deterioration of the situation in Idlib, indicating that despite of the implementation of the de-escalation zone agreement in the area, the militants continue conducting shelling attacks on neighboring towns and Syrian Arab Army’s posts.