The defense Ministry has said it is “extremely low” effectiveness of a US strike in Syria

The defense Ministry has said it is “extremely low” effectiveness of a US strike in Syria

The defense Ministry estimated the combat effectiveness of the missile strike on the United States airbase in Syria as “very low”. According to the Russian Ministry, the purposes have reached only 23 of the 59 cruise missiles fired from American destroyers.


The combat effectiveness of the missile strike, the US air base in Syria, was “extremely low.” This was during the briefing said the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov, reports “RIA Novosti”.

According to the Russian means of objective control, to the Syrian air base flew only 23 rockets. The place of fall of the remaining 36 cruise missiles neizvestnogo Contenciosului the representative of the Russian defense Ministry

He said that the missile strike had destroyed a logistics property, academic building, dining room, six were in the repair hangar of the MiG-23, as well as radar.

“Thus, the combat effectiveness of a massive American missile strike on Syrian airbase — very low”, — said Konashenkov (quoted by TASS).

At the same time, he noted that in connection with the recent events, the defense Ministry plans to hold a “set of measures to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of the system of air defense (PVO) of the Syrian armed forces,” to cover the “most sensitive facilities of the Syrian infrastructure.”

On Friday, April 7, USA for the first time since the beginning of the Syrian war, attacked the positions of government forces. With the American destroyers was released 59 cruise missiles “Tomahawk” at the air base “Sirat” in the province of HOMS. The missiles were aimed at the runway, designated aircraft Parking and refueling complexes, said at the Pentagon. As reported by the provincial Governor of HOMS Talal Barazi, the attack killed seven people — five soldiers and two civilians of the village Shirt. According to the defense Ministry of Russia, the victims of the attack were four Syrian soldiers and two missing.

The US President Donald trump, made an address to the nation, said that the decision about the missile strike in Syria is in the “vital national interests” of Americans. According to him, the operation was the US response to the chemical attack in Idlib in which as consider in Washington, are guilty of official Syrian authorities.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has condemned the US action, and demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation. The Department also reported that the Russian side is suspending the action concluded with the United States of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria.

Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of missile strikes the United States in Syria will be raised at the operational meeting of Russian security Council, which the President will hold in the near future.

President Putin believes the us strikes against Syria aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law, and under the false predlagaete Pickupers the Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation