MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has described in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Russia's contribution to the stabilization of the situation in Syria as positive, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
According to Peskov, Sisi called the Kremlin on Wednesday to congratulate Putin on his birthday.
"The sides also discussed the Russian military operation in support of the Syrian army," Peskov said.
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
On Wednesday, Russia launched a total of 26 cruise missiles from combat ships in the Caspian Sea against ISIL targets.