– Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he discussed with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the military cooperation between Russia and the United States in Syria.
“The ongoing contacts between the military, in order to prevent conflicts during the implementation of the plans for the capture of Raqqa, on the one hand, to capture Deir ez-Zor on the other side. And military continue to coordinate the steps that are required in order to combat terror was not injured, ” he said following the meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
However, he said: “We, of course, confirmed our approach that, while recognizing the reality of finding the us-led coalition in Syria, it is still there uninvited guest.”
According to Lavrov, he reminded his American counterpart about the existence of the group “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and the need to combat it.
“I think it’s very pragmatic, when all the participants in this process tend to focus on the fight against ISIS (banned in Russia – if), and today we reminded our American colleagues, and “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization, and as such must be destroyed. Rex Tillerson admitted that this is true, and we hope that this recognition will manifest itself in the actions on the ground,” – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.