On Monday, Israeli news outlet Ynet reported, citing anonymous Western officials, that Russia was sending fighter jets to Syria to conduct airstrikes against ISIL positions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refuted the claims on Wednesday.
"We want to verify this information, this is a very important message. I discussed it today with some of our special agencies. They are engaged in examining the data. It is very plausible that the reports are true," Stropnicky was quoted as saying by local Ceske noviny online publication.
Members of a US-led international coalition have been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, where it has seized large territories, since August 2014. The military campaign in Syria is carried out without permission from Damascus.
Russia has repeatedly criticized the coalition’s actions for not seeking approval from the UN Security Council. In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow would support the formation of an anti-terrorism coalition if Syria considered it appropriate and feasible.