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Minsk-2, Syrian war and terrorism: topics of Kerry and Putin’s discussion become known
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The US Department of State has announced the first details of the meeting between the US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On July 14, the US Secretary of State held talks with the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow.

According to the Department of State, one of the topics discussed at the meeting was the matter of strengthening measures for the cessation of hostilities in Syria, which are based on a political settlement of the conflict between Assad’s regime and the opposition.

Kerry expressed concern about increasing escalation of violence that was caused by Assad’s regime.

They also discussed matters on strengthening their joint pressure to counter Daesh, Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra.

Kerry stressed that Russia should speed up the implementation of the Minsk agreements and in particular the security issues.

Furthermore, Putin's aide Vladislav Surkov took part in the meeting too.

The full implementation of the Minsk agreements could be started in a very short period of time, Kerry said.

As reported earlier by, Kremlin supports military coordination with US. 

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