Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) published on Sunday, said the situation in Syria had visibly stabilised after operations by Syrian government forces with Russian aerial support.
In a tweet, Trump on Wednesday announced he was pulling all 2,000 US troops out of Syria. A senior Kurdish politician on Friday called on France to play a larger role in Syria following the U.S. withdrawal.
Russia has provided crucial military support to President Bashar Assad's forces, helping them to roll back mainstream rebels as well as the Islamic State group. Russia and Syria both refer to the armed opposition as "terrorists.''
A US State Department official said the Syrian government's history of using chemical weapons against its own people was not in dispute. 'Russia bears responsibility for the brutal targeting of countless Syrians with chemical weapons,' he said.