Kremlin: Putin, Obama in "frank and constructive" call on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama had a "frank and constructive" phone conservation Sunday, two days after world powers agreed to implement a temporary truce in Syria in one week's time, the Kremlin says.

"Mr Putin reiterated the importance of establishing a common counterterrorist front and renouncing double standards," the Kremlin says on its website.

"In particular, the president of Russia noted the need to organize close working contacts between the Russian Defence Ministry and the US Department of Defence, which would make it possible to combat ISIS and other terrorist organizations in more effective and better planned fashion," the Kremlin said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

Last update: Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:30
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