MOSCOW (Sputnik) — France and Russia were able to move closer together on the Syrian crisis after the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told Sputnik on Sunday.
"We had differences with Russia… but after the recent events, after the tragedy involving a Russian plane in Sinai we agreed to cooperate," Nadal said.
Russia has been conducting a massive air operation in Syria since September 30 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Russian military's pinpoint airstrikes are targeting several extremist groups operating in the region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Francois Hollande last met in Moscow on Thursday. They agreed to boost bilateral military and intelligence communications.