Putin says next step for Syria is national ceasefire

2016-12-16 14:50
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP)

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Tokyo - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the next stage in ending Syria's bloody civil war will be getting all sides to agree to a national ceasefire.

"The next step (after Aleppo) will be to reach agreement on a complete ceasefire across all of Syria," Putin said on the sidelines of an official visit to Japan.

"We are actively negotiating with members of the armed opposition, with the mediation of Turkey."

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