MOSCOW, December 22. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has declared that there is no alternative of launching an inter-Syrian negotiations under UN auspices and continue the fight against “Islamic state” and other extremist groups operating in Syria.
In a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, held at the initiative of the Israeli Prime Minister, “agreed to maintain an active dialogue at various levels, including in order to further coordinate actions in the combat against terrorism”, reported the press service of the Kremlin.
“In the context of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, the Russian President stressed the importance of practical steps to de-escalate the situation,” says the Kremlin.
The leaders exchanged views on the development of Russian-Israeli cooperation.
“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).