ASTANA, December 21. /TASS/. Russia is grateful to its American counterparts for their contribution to defeating the Islamic State (IS, terror group, outlawed in Russia) in Syria, Russia’s chief negotiator at the talks on Syria in Astana and Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said on Thursday.
"We are grateful to our American counterparts for their contribution to the defeat of the IS group in Syria. The US really contributed to the defeat of this group, including in Iraq," the diplomat said.