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US, Russia Share Anti-Terror Goals, Differ on Tactics – Putin’s Aide

© AFP 2021 / RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with US President Barack Obama (L) on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya, on November 15, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with US President Barack Obama (L) on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya, on November 15, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Russia’s presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that "strategic Russian and American goals regarding the fight against Islamic State – they are quite similar, but they still differ as far as tactics are concerned."

ANTALYA (Sputnik) — The United States and Russia have similar strategic goals in their fight against terrorism, but the means of achieving them are very different, Russia’s presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Sunday.

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, right prior to the opening session of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15 2015 - Sputnik International
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Asked if the leaders were able to bring their positions on terrorism in Syria closer together, Ushakov said that, "strategic goals regarding the fight against Islamic State – they are quite similar, but they still differ as far as tactics are concerned."

Putin’s aide added that the presidents exchanged opinions on a "rather critical situation" in Paris where 129 people died and hundreds were injured on Friday night in a series of horrifying terrorist attacks on public places in downtown.

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