The Kremlin said the source used in the impact HQs in al Bab coordinates

Dmitry Peskov

In the course of bombing raids, one of which resulted in deaths of the militants near the Syrian town of al-Bab, the Russian VKS relied on the data provided by the Turkish side. About it told the official representative of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, on Friday, February 10, the correspondent “reports”.

“Unfortunately, our military during air strikes on terrorists guided by the coordinates that were given to us by the Turkish partners and within these coordinates, the Turkish military should not be there,” — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia.

He recalled that Russian leader Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences and sympathy to the Turkish side in connection with the incident. “As for this incident, the reasons for it clear, here there is no dispute as such,” — said Peskov. At the same time, he found it difficult to answer the question of whether to consider the incident closed.

The official representative of the Kremlin has underlined that in Moscow have unintended impact consider “inconsistency in the provision of coordinates”. According to him, agreement on the coordination mechanisms will help in the future to avoid such incidents.

Yesterday, 9 February, the General staff of the Turkish armed forces reported the strike of Russian air force in Northern Syria, which killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11. The data confirmed the defense Ministry, stressing that the blow was unintentional. After the incident, a telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.