Russian FM: Russian airstrikes are targeting terrorism

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently dismissed U.S. accusations that Russian airstrikes in Syria are targeting opponents of the Syrian government not ISIL.

He also added Russia is targeting the same terror groups as the U.S., ISIL, al-Nusra Front and others and it was a mistake by the United States not to include the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama, contrary to reports, are friendly and they talked openly this week and understand each other.
CCTV’s Nathan King filed this report.

Russian FM: Russian airstrikes are targeting terrorism

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently dismissed U.S. accusations that Russian airstrikes in Syria are targeting opponents of the Syrian government not ISIL. He also added Russia is targeting the same terror groups as the U.S., ISIL, al-Nusra Front and others and it was a mistake by the United States not to include the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama, contrary to reports, are friendly and they talked openly this week and understand each other. CCTV's Nathan King filed this report.


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