Syrian rebels are ready to negotiate with the Kremlyn if Russia ceases bombing their positions, Reuters quotes Issam al-Rayes, rebel spokesman, as saying.

“We didn’t turn down their offer for help. We just said that if Russians were serious, they should immediately stop launching airstrikes on our bases and areas with peaceful civilians,” said al-Rayes.

According to al-Rayes, rebels do not need any help now, but Russia ‘should simply stop hitting our bases, and then we will be able to talk about future cooperation’.