16 Apr 2018 17:47

West's strikes on Syria have not worsened Russia-Turkey relations - Peskov

MOSCOW. April 16 (Interfax) - The missile strikes that the United States and its allies have delivered upon Syria have not driven a wedge between Russia and Turkey, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"No, these strikes have not divided us", Peskov said when asked by journalists whether the Kremlin agrees with French President Emmanuel Macron's remark that the coalition's strikes upon Syria have divided Turkey and Russia.

"It's not a secret that Moscow and Ankara have different views on certain things," he said.

"At the same time, this doesn't prevent us from continuing to exchange opinions and discussing these differences in positions, and what counts most, this has no effect on prospects of multifaceted development of our cooperation and interaction in implementing major economic and other projects that Moscow and Ankara have planned," Peskov said.