The top diplomats "discussed the situation in Syria after the US Army’s strikes on Syrian forces overnight to April 7," the Russian foreign ministry said. "Sergei Lavrov underscored that an attack on the country which government battles terrorism merely plays in the hands of extremists and creates additional threats for regional and global security."
"The minister noted that the allegations Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Idlib on April 4 are untrue," the ministry said. He "emphasized that facts should be established in a thorough, impartial and professional manner in relation to that incident."
"The top diplomats agreed to continue talks on the Syria crisis in person at their meeting," the Russian foreign ministry said.