Russian defense Ministry reported that on February 28, a telephone conversation of the chief of the General staff of the Russian Federation – first Deputy defense Minister army General Valery Gerasimov with the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff US armed forces General mark Milly. “The parties exchanged views on the situation in Syria and other issues of mutual interest”, – stated in the message.

the Situation in Syria sharply escalated on February 27. The losses suffered by the Syrian and Turkish army. Ankara asked for NATO support. The US state Department supported the position of Turkey, called the actions of Damascus aggression.