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Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes

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Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes
The U.S.-led airstrikes avoided crossing all of Russia's so-called "red lines."
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria avoided all of Russia's so-called "red lines."

Lavrov told Russia's government-controlled Sputnik News that the Russian military spoke with coalition leaders and told them where Russia's "red lines" were, including geographic ones. 

Leading up to the expected strikes, Russian officials had warned that attacks on Syria would result in retaliatory actions by Russia, but Russia didn't mobilize any of its air defense systems during the strike.

Lavrov also said he didn't think Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump would ever allow an actual armed conflict between the two countries.