Russian president Vladimir Putin made an unannounced visit early Wednesday to Volgograd, the site of suicide bombings on Sunday and Monday that killed 34. Earlier, he said the fight on terrorism would be relentless.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
The presidents of Russia and the US spoke about the situation in Syria and a coordination of anti-terror efforts in a call that lasted for over an hour. Also on the agenda were the conflict in Ukraine and North Korea.
Russia's military force in Syria could be significantly reduced before the end of the year. The chief of the Russian military general staff said, however, that some military structures would be retained.
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