The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the night of 14 to 15 March, held telephone talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, reported on the Kremlin website. During the conversation the two leaders discussed the situation in Syria and Russia's decision to withdraw its troops from the Arab Republic of.
"The Russian President informed that after the execution of the main tasks of the Russian armed forces to combat international terrorism, adopted the decision for the withdrawal from Syria of the main part of the aviation section of the aerospace defence forces", — stated in the message of the Kremlin.
In addition, both the President called for boosting political solution in Syria and expressed support for the talks on the Syrian settlement in Geneva, which "Syrians themselves must determine the future government of".
"The Russian-American initiative, supported by the resolution of the UN Security Council 2268, has drastically reduced the bloodshed in Syria", — is spoken in the message of the Kremlin.
In the White house, the message quoted by Reuters, also spoke about a telephone conversation between the two heads of state. In Washington said that Obama and Putin discussed the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. In addition, Obama welcomed the reduction in violence in Syria after the entry into force of the ceasefire.
Previously press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov reported that the withdrawal of the main Russian forces of Syria's President Vladimir Putin had not discussed any of the world leaders, except the President of the Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad.
The White house spokesman Josh Ernest in conversation with journalists on March 14 declared that Washington has not yet seen reports of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. The press Secretary also said it was difficult to answer the question whether the decision of Putin on the withdrawal of the main forces a result of agreements with Washington. However, he stressed that the U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry is in constant contact with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.