The Russian foreign Ministry: US reluctant to establish coordination with Russia in the fight against IG

The Russian foreign Ministry: US reluctant to establish coordination with Russia in the fight against IG

MOSCOW, December 14. Washington shows no willingness to establish full coordination with Russia in combating terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.

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“Unfortunately, even after the terrorist attack against the Russian passenger airliner, which occurred on October 31, the U.S. have been reluctant to establish full coordination with the us in combating ISIL (the former name of the IG – ed.), said in depodesta. – In addition, although between the defense ministries of the two countries signed a Memorandum on safety of flights of military aircraft in the Syrian sky, Washington, has assumed the responsibility for the actions of all the coalition headed by him, has not ensured the implementation of the relevant provisions of this document as its ally – Turkey.”

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The Russian side expects to receive from the U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry during his visit to Moscow explanations on the approaches of Washington on the Syrian issue.

“This fully applies to the Syrian issue, on which Washington seeks support for American approaches, not always fit with international law. During tomorrow’s talks in Moscow hope to gain from the Secretary of state the necessary explanations, said in depodesta. – In turn we will continue to insist on the U.S. administration’s revision to the policy, based on the desire to divide terrorists into “bad” and “good”.

About the visit of U.S. Secretary of state to Moscow

Comments by Washington about a certain isolation of Russia on the background of the second visit for the year U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry are ridiculous, consider in the Russian foreign Ministry.

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“Very surprised at the sound coming from Washington, including official representative of the White house, the statements in the context of the upcoming visit to Moscow by U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said in comments. – Look especially ridiculous claims about a certain “isolation” of Russia in the international arena”.

“Given that the Secretary of state for the second time in seven months coming into our country – and, as in may, the visit was organized at the urgent request of the American side – such propaganda calls are just ridiculous”, – stressed in dipvedomstva.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).