Russia's Putin says hopes US sticks to its commitments on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he hoped the United States would stick to its commitments on Syria, adding that he believed a truce in that country's conflict was the common goal of both Moscow and Washington.

Putin, who was speaking to reporters in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, also commented on November's US presidential election, saying Moscow would support any person in any country who "is friendly to us".