MOSCOW, Nov. 27 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande agreed Thursday to share intelligence info and focus airstrikes on the terror teams in Syria, boosting the probability Moscow will be nearer inline with the U.S.-led coalition combating the Islamic State.
Putin stated Russia is prepared to function with the intercontinental coalition fighting the militant team but mentioned Russia will operate on its own if it does not get wider help. He said the United States need to have carried out more to avoid the downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkey earlier this 7 days.
“All this forces us to sign up for attempts towards a typical evil,” Putin mentioned. “We see that you pay a lot of consideration and make initiatives to create a wide anti-terrorist coalition. You know our situation and we are completely ready for joint operate. In addition, we believe it is totally needed, our stances are equivalent in this regard.”
Putin stated Syrian President Bashar al Assad is the “organic ally” in the combat against the IS but mentioned Syrians should in the long run choose their personal destiny. Hollande advised reporters there is “no area” in Syria for Assad, contacting for a transitional authorities at the proper time.
The development came as Hollande was finishing up his week-prolonged international tour all around the world to garner help for putting down the militant team in the wake of the Nov. thirteen attacks on Paris that still left 130 dead and hundreds hurt. It also arrives days right after Turkey, a NATO member that backs eliminating Assad from electricity, shot down a Russian fighter jet above Syria.