Russia, Britain discuss closer co-operation against ISIS

2015-12-09 19:03


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Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Premier David Cameron spoke by telephone about closer co-operation against the Islamic State extremist group as the two countries followed a similar approach, the Kremlin announced on Wednesday.

Britain launched airstrikes in Syria last week, hours after receiving parliamentary approval for military intervention. Russia has been flying its own air campaign against ISIS since September.

The two leaders are said to have discussed a closer co-operation of their security agencies in their fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups in the region.

According to the Kremlin, Putin also invited British experts to join the analysis of data from the flight recorder on board the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that was downed near the Syrian border by Turkey on November 24.

Turkey claims the Russian jet had crossed into its airspace and was warned before being shot down. Russia says the plane remained in Syrian airspace.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to visit Russia in the coming week, he announced on the sidelines of the Paris climate talks. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov did not rule out a meeting between Kerry and Putin.

A definite date for talks was not mentioned.

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