SDF statement on the implementation of Sochi agreement
SDF said they have agreed to the implementation of the deal, to stop the Turkish aggression on northeastern Syria.
The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement on the talks with Russian officials.
The statement says the following:
“After extensive discussions with the Russian Federation on our previous objection to some terms of the memorandum, we agreed to the implementation of the deal based on the Sochi Agreement of October 22, 2019, to stop the Turkish aggression on northeastern Syria.
The SDF is redeploying to new positions away from the Turkish-Syrian border across northeast Syria in accordance with the terms of the agreement in order to stop the bloodshed and to protect the inhabitants of the region from Turkish attacks. Our forces in the border zone are being replaced by border guards of the central government.
As the Syrian Democratic Forces, while assuring the public of our full commitment to defending the people and the region, we call on the Russian Federation to fulfill its commitments and ensure a constructive dialogue between the Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria and the central government of Damascus.”