66823
Russia Halts Syria Sky Cooperation With US
Russia Halts Syria Sky Cooperation With US

Russia Halts Syria Sky Cooperation With US

Russia Halts Syria Sky Cooperation With US

The Russian Defense Ministry announced it is halting cooperation with its US counterparts in the framework of the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria following the coalition’s downing of a Syrian warplane.
The ministry has demanded a thorough investigation by the US military command into the incident with the Syrian government military jet, with the results to be shared with the Russian side, RT reported.
“In the areas of combat missions of Russian air fleet in Syrian skies, any airborne objects, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles of the [US-led] international coalition, located to the west of the Euphrates River, will be tracked by Russian ground and air defense forces as air targets,” the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.
Downing the military jet within Syrian airspace “cynically” violates the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic, Russian military said. The actions of the US Air Force are in fact “military aggression” against Syria, the statement adds. The ministry emphasized that Russian warplanes were on a mission in Syrian airspace during the US-led coalition’s attack on the Syrian Su-22, while the coalition failed to use the communication line to prevent an incident.
“The command of the coalition forces did not use the existing communication channel between the air commands of Al Udeid Airbase (in Qatar) and the Khmeimim Airbase to prevent incidents in Syrian airspace.”
The ministry considers the move “a conscious failure to comply with the obligations under the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria”, and is thus halting cooperation with the US within the memorandum framework as of June 19, the statement concluded.
Caption: A Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system at the Khmeimim airbase, Syria (File Photo)

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/MTGvtw
  1. https://goo.gl/vUaMjn
  • https://goo.gl/HxSGRg
  • https://goo.gl/xkxgVx
  • https://goo.gl/iXCxph
  • https://goo.gl/w6WsA3

You can also read ...

Putin, Merkel Discuss Defense Against US Sanctions Drive
Sanctions imposed by the US President Donald Trump...
Forming Government Far Off After Iraq Election
The final results of Iraq's elections confirmed Saturday a...
Chinese Strategic Bombers in Action
The Chinese air force has for the first time landed several...
10 Dead in Texas School Shooting
Ten people were killed and 10 wounded in a shooting Friday...
Trump Taps Adm. Harris as Ambassador to South Korea
President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate...
The scene of the Friday plane crash near Havana, Cuba
More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed...
Rights Groups Decry Saudi Women Activists’ Arrests
International rights groups have condemned the arrests this...
Bombing at Afghan Cricket Match
At least eight people were killed in a series of bomb...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus