Putin `positive` on Syria deal, but calls for transparency

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said he remained "positive" about the Syria truce agreement struck with the United States last week but called for more transparency from Washington.

Putin `positive` on Syria deal, but calls for transparency

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said he remained "positive" about the Syria truce agreement struck with the United States last week but called for more transparency from Washington.

"We are positive rather than negative" on the ceasefire, Putin said, Russian agencies reported. "I would like us to be honest with one another... I don`t really understand why we have to hide any agreements."