Trump thanked Putin for praising American economy
Two leaders met a couple of times on sidelines of APEC summit
The de-escalation zones will include, fully or partly, Eastern Ghouta, the provinces of Idlib, Homs, Latakia, Aleppo & Hama
Russian diplomats have argued that Moscow’s stake in Syria deters Iran or Hezbollah from opening a new front with Israel
"George Bush Junior started the war, Barack Obama promised to end it but never did it"
The disaster killed all 118 personnel on board
Mr Putin did strike a conciliatory note, saying he did not want to impose more measures, but also said he could not see ties changing "anytime soon"
The announcement from the Russian FM said that if the US responded to the latest measure with any further expulsions, Russia would match them
And that's good, as no one knows for sure what the post-Putin Russia will be like