Russia's proposal on chemical weapons in Syria was supported by Ukraine and Japan. A statement from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that the country was hoping for any international initiatives, "including the recently made proposal to establish international control over chemical weapons."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin also expressed support for Russia's proposal to transfer the Syrian arsenal of chemical weapons under the control of the international community.
Earlier, the Syrian government expressed its consent to such an initiative, but the Syrian rebels refused to obey the decision.
Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11