"We are not going to cooperate with Russia on Syria until they change their strategy of supporting Assad and instead focus on ISIL," Baldanza told Sputnik on November 25.
"That statement [by Baldanza] sounds like a broken record," Konashenkov said.
"During the briefing, it was underscored that as a result of our airstrikes Daesh is changing routes of oil smuggling from Syria to Turkey. The terrorists have mapped new routes via northwestern regions of Iraq which are monitored by the US," he said.
According to Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry "publicly turned the Pentagon’s attention to the fact that real actions, not discussions, are needed to counter Daesh in Iraq."
"However, Baldanza’s words proved that the Pentagon would continue to pretend to be fighting Daesh, instead of carrying out real actions," Konashenkov pointed out.