Ryabkov: Russia-US continue dialogue on de-escalation in Syria
Russia and the United States are not suspending contacts on the situation near Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.
"Our contacts are not suspended," he stressed.
The diplomat said that Russia has not received any clarifications from Washington on the situation during the fighting in the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.
According to the diplomat, it is important that the Russian and US military are continuing contacts. "It is vital that there has been no disruption or scaling down of contacts in the context," TASS cited Ryabkov as saying.
The diplomat said that Russia continues dialogue on ensuring de-escalation in Syria and it brings some fruit.