Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group.
Putin said after talks with French President Francois Hollande that Russia is open to closer cooperation with both France and the U.S.-led coalition on selecting IS targets.
At the same time, he lashed out at the U.S. over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, saying the U.S. should have prevented its coalition ally Turkey from making such a move.
He said that Russia will hold "serious consultations" with the U.S. over the incident.
Hollande called the downing of the plane a "serious incident, obviously regrettable."
Hollande added that it's necessary to draw conclusions from that and to "strengthen the coordination between the countries."
Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 military jet on Tuesday near the Syrian border, insisting it had violated its airspace despite repeated warnings — a claim Russia denies.
Russia and France also agreed to coordinate their strikes against the Islamic State group.