Russia says its arms deliveries to Syria aimed at fighting terrorism

MOSCOW - Russia has never concealed the fact that it has been supplying military equipment to Syria aimed at fighting terrorism, RIA Novosti news agency cited a foreign ministry spokeswoman as saying on Monday.
The agency, citing the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, also reported that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone conversation it is "premature" to speak about Russia's participation in military operations in Syria.