Russian defence ministry spokesman says its plane en-route to Syria with 92 people on board crashes into the Black Sea off the Sochi coast.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has been told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad means to enter real negotiations to resolve Syrian crisis.
File footage shows a plane of Russian airline Kogalymavia, which operates under the name Metrojet, whose airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew reportedly crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
Questioned whether Russian air strikes had hit Islamic State positions in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says “don’t listen to Pentagon about the Russian strikes.”
(DVIDS) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says it appears Russian air strikes in Syria were in areas where there probably are no Islamic State forces.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to step down but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Kerry is in London for talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.