Russia is sending warships to the east Mediterranean. Sending these ships is Russia’s response to the military intervention in Syria led by the US and its allies. As the Western allies are getting closer, Russia calls for a diplomatic solution. Obama said he has not made a decision of the US taking action or not. “I have gotten options with our military, had extensive conversations with my national security team. If the Assad regime used chemical weapons on his own people, then that would change some of our calculations – and the reason has to do with not only international norms but America’s own self-interest,” Obama said in an interview with Public Broadcasting Service. Russia however very strongly opposes military involvement in Syria. They think that in this crisis, Syria needs a political solution, not a military one. Any kind of intervention without the approval of the UN Security Council would be a violation of international law.