Russian President Vladimir Putin humiliated Barack Obama on Thursday when he intentionally left him out of a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in which they discussed the ceasefire in Syria due to come into effect at midnight.
Yahoo News reported that Putin and Erdogan also talked about the upcoming talks about Syria that are set to take place in the Kazakh capital Astana. Putin had announced the ceasefire in a statement released through the Kremlin earlier in the day.
“The agreements reached are, no doubt, very fragile and they demand special attention and follow-up in order to keep them and develop them. Nevertheless, this is a notable result of our joint work, efforts by the defence and foreign ministries, our partners in the regions,” Putin said, according to al Jazeera. “Now we need to do everything for these agreements to work, so that negotiators would come to Astana and would begin to work on real peace process. I call on the Syrian government, armed opposition, all countries involved to support these agreements.”
This came after Moscow, Iran and Turkey said they were ready to broker a peace deal in the Syrian war, which has been going on for almost six years.
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