TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the consultative body of President Vladimir Putin discussed on Tuesday the creation of a constitutional committee in Syria, and “remarked that at this stage everyone should avoid any actions that can inhibit the peace process” in the war-ravaged Arab country.
Earlier in the day, Peskov said Russia “is following very closely how the situation is developing,” and that Moscow was not informed about the withdrawal of the United States from the region.
“We still don't know which troops are being withdrawn, in what amount, and whether they are being withdrawn at all.
“There have been various announcements about withdrawals from different parts of the world which later were not confirmed,” the senior Russian official said.
On Monday, Peskov said Russia’s position, recently announced by Putin, is that Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved and all foreign troops illegally present in the country must leave.
The Kremlin spokesman then commented on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statement that Ankara is prepared for a cross-border offensive, emphasizing Russia’s call for refraining from actions that may hamper settlement of the Syria crisis.