The guy who sits in the Secretary of State’s chair for another interminable 11 months, motorboat skipper John Kerry, has repeatedly asked pretty please, for Russian President Vladimir Putin to
…stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians….
The ex-midlevel KGB agent and current President of all the Russias* answered by sending Su-35s (Russia’s top-line fighters) to Syria to increase the bombing.
Since Kerry can’t possibly be taking himself seriously, why should Putin?
*Well, except for part of Ukraine, so far.