'Premature to say Putin-Obama talks brought creation of coalition closer'

Kremlin commented talks between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama in Paris

It is still too early to speak about establishing a united coalition to fight against terrorism because Russia's partners are not yet ready for operative cooperation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

"I believe that, so far, it is premature to say that yesterday's [talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama in Paris] somehow brought us closer to creating a united [anti-terrorist] coalition," he told reporters on Dec. 1.

At the same time, "the understanding of the need to intensify information sharing is growing," he said.

"But as far as actual operative interaction is concerned, the circumstances for it are not quite in place so far, as our partners think," Peskov added.

When commenting on a question about the need to step up information sharing in the aftermath of the incident with the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 plane, Peskov said that, "as yesterday's bilateral contacts showed, the fact that Turkey shot down a Russian airplane conducting an operation as part of the fight against terrorism and to support the Syrian army's offensive against terrorists causes general and quite strong concern."

"Such incidents show just how important information sharing and interaction mechanisms are," the Kremlin spokesman said.

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