In the leadup to a bilateral meeting between the US secretary of state, John Kerry, and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, a journalist asks Lavrov: ‘The Pentagon has already expressed questions for the motives and targets in Syria. Who did the Russian military strike today?’ Lavrov dismisses statements made by the Pentagon on the Russian strikes. He later dismisses another question from a journalist by saying it is ‘politically incorrect for lady to address a gentleman on her knees’.