MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Fillon said earlier in the day that he would propose a diplomatic initiative for the establishment of an international counterterrorism coalition with the participation of Russia and the United States.
"This corresponds in many respects to the view that dominates in Moscow. We… reported today that during today's meeting with the permanent members of the [Russian] Security Council, it was noted that there is no alternative to international cooperation, without which the fight against terrorism cannot be really effective," Peskov told reporters.
Later, he and other Russian officials continued to call for creating a united front against terrorism.
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