The call took place soon after the USA joined the United Kingdom in blaming Russia for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. Syria intercepted 71 out of over 103 cruise missiles and air-surface missiles launched at civilian and military targets, the MoD said, adding that Russian air defense units stationed in Syria were not involved in repelling the attack.
Back in 2016 the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that it had deployed a sophisticated anti-missile system to its naval facility in the Syrian city of Tartus, after reports began circulating in global media.
Makes sense that you would have a bit of a chat before dropping bombs which may cause a worldwide escalation into global war.
The news agency quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying Trump returned to the subject of an invitation a couple of times during a call last month and that Russian Federation was now expecting Trump to formalise the invitation.
Phew! Can finally call the kids out of the basement!
Mr Lavrov said: "There were military leadership contacts, between generals, between our representatives and the coalition leadership".
De Mistura expressed the hope that experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will visit Douma district near the Syrian capital of Damascus as soon as possible to investigate an alleged chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government forces.
A Russian army commander has also said that Moscow would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following US-led strikes.
The US, Britain and France launched intensive missile attacks on Syria on April 14, saying the move was in response to the alleged chemical weapon attack.
Mr Trump told Mr Putin he would be happy to make a reciprocal visit to Russian Federation, the RIA news agency quoted Mr Lavrov as saying.
Mr Lavrov said the missile strikes have removed a "moral obligation" that had been preventing it from delivering a cache of S-300 missiles to the Syrian regime. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the airstrikes an act of aggression against a sovereign state.
"I'm 100 percent convinced that the military won't allow it", Lavrov said, adding that the Russian and US presidents also "bear responsibility before the people which elected them for peace and security".
It comes as President Trump invited his Russian counterpart to the U.S. during a phone call, and said he would be glad to see Mr Putin in the White House, according the Russian foreign ministry.