It is time Russia should stop supporting Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation. According to Kerry, Moscow's cooperation with the official government of Syria is fraught with aggravation and expansion of the conflict in the Arab country. Russia thus prevents the international fight against extremism. The solution, Kerry said, lies in the change of the Syrian administration, while Assad "could never be a reliable member of the coalition" to fight the Islamic State.
Russian Su-35S fighters allegedly intercepted F-16 aircraft of the Turkish Air Force and forced them to leave Syrian airspace
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there was no threat whatsoever in connection with the incident at a military training ground near the city of Severodvinsk