Russia could accept Washington’s proposal on coordination in fight against ISIS

Moscow, SANA – Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that it could accept the U.S. Pentagon’s proposal on coordination of military flights against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.

“The Russian Defense Ministry has responded to the Pentagon’s request and promptly considered the American proposal on coordination of actions in the framework of the fight against the terror group ISIS,” said the Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

“In general, these proposals could be accepted for implementation,” he added.

There are only some technical details to be clarified in a meeting later today by
representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Pentagon on the level of experts, said Konashenkov.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter called on Tuesday for holding a second session of Russian-US military talks over Syria as soon as possible.

A Russian defense official said the talks should be much broader than what the Pentagon is seeking.

Both sides met once by video conference late last week, a day after the Russian airstrikes began in Syria.

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