Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed Washington for being “unconstructive” over the Syria crisis after the United States had declined to host a high-level delegation from Moscow.
“It appears that the weakness of the U.S. position in this case results from the absence of any agenda on these issues; it probably just has nothing to talk about,” Putin told reporters after a meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Russia launched its air campaign in Syria on Sept. 30. Washington said Russia’s military action is targeting rebel groups opposed to the Syrian government instead of the IS.
Moscow denied those allegations, saying that it has no political agenda in Syria and that its bombing of the IS positions is in line with the U.S. priority. (Video: Ruptly.tv)