MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow considers the Russian-Turkish information exchange channel on the implementation of a ceasefire regime in Syria to be useful, Gatilov said in an interview with Sputnik.
"In particular, there are contacts on the issue between our and Turkish representatives, opinion exchange on ceasefire regime violations in Syria. This channel exists and works, and is quite useful," Gatilov said.
Gatilov mentioned that the monitoring process of the ceasefire in the war-torn country had been underway between Russian and US servicemen but was terminated "due to objective reasons." The issue, according to the deputy foreign minster, is now being discussed within a trilateral format between Russia, Turkey and Iran.
Syria has been been in a state of civil war since 2011 with government forces fighting against Syrian opposition groups aiming to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and numerous extremist and terrorist groups such as Daesh, outlawed in Russia.