Talks with the United States on coordination of military actions in Syria are going slower than Russia would like and Washington is not ready for real coordination with Russian forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

 

“In regard to Russian-American coordination in the fight against terrorism, this coordination has not yet been formed completely. There is progress in terms of agreeing actions when already on the battlefield in the Syrian airspace, but we are moving slower than [Moscow] would like,” Lavrov told reporters.

 

“At first, they were ready just for a mechanism to avoid incidents, then they agreed to establish a communication channel to exchange information about who had joined the ceasefire. But they are not ready yet for real combat coordination,” he added.

 

 

 

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