Russia admits the possibility of creating a safety zone on the Syrian-Iraqi border provided that Damascus has control over it, Russian Special Presidential Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said at a press conference on Friday.

“We are currently working in close coordination with our Turkish partners, particularly within the Astana process, in order to stabilize the situation in northern Syria. It concerns areas currently controlled by the Syrian opposition,” he said, referring to Afrin, Azaz, Jarabulus and Idlib.

Lavrentyev added Russia was aware of Turkey’s plans to establish a safety zone on the Syrian-Iraqi border and deploy Turkish troops there.

“We believe that such a zone may be created but handing control of these areas over to the Syrian government forces is the best option,” he pointed out, adding that it would help “control the border, ensure security and prevent provocations.”

“We will stick to this position,” the senior Russian diplomat emphasized.

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Karel Vd Geest

All speculation without a reality check. A safe zine in area under SDF control is unlikely unless SDF gets firm guarantees by the US and Russia that there will be no Turkish or jihadi forces in the zone and the zone to be just a max of five kms from the border. This will not happen. SDF is now expanding its forces rapidly. Just having extended its conscription period from 12 to 18 months and having many volonteers from arab areas. Now there is also an expanding armenian batallion. Having received heavy construction material, defensive positions can be build and… Read more »