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Russian military halts Syria sky incident prevention interactions with US as of June 19 – Moscow

Monday - 19/06/2017 11:14
Downing the military jet within Syrian airspace “cynically” violates the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic, Russian military said.
FILE PHOTO: An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase, Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik
FILE PHOTO: An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase, Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik
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.
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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.

"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.

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Source: RT::

 Key: Syria, Russia, US

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