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Russia Undeterred by John Kerry’s Phone Call, Sends Military into Syria

As Fox News [1] reported, the phone call did not influence Russian actions:

The statement by Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to Reuters [2]marks the first confirmation from Moscow that members of the Russian military are on the ground in Syria after weeks of reports that Russia had stepped up its support for the embattled Assad regime.

The disclosure comes as U.S. officials have expressed increasing concern about the number of Russian military cargo flights to Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov over the weekend to voice “concerns” about the “imminent” buildup of Russian military forces there