Moscow wants US to coordinate actions with Syrian army, Russian air group

Russia would like the United States and the anti-terrorist coalition it leads to coordinate its actions in Syria with the government army and Russia’s aerospace group, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday at an international conference of heads of secret and security services and law enforcement agencies.

The text of his statement was published on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

“We would like the United States and the coalition it leads to feel free to coordinate its operations with the Syrian army and the Russian aerospace group,” he said. “Also, it is necessary to ensure the coalition should fight not only against the Islamic State, but also against Jabhat al-Nusra, which for some reason remained untouchable back under the Obama administration.”