The defense Ministry suspends operation of the hotline communication with the Pentagon on Syria
MOSCOW, 7 Feb — RIA Novosti. The defense Ministry informed the Pentagon about the termination of the channels “hot line” communications on Syria, said the official representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov.
“On military-to diplomatic channels to the Pentagon sent a diplomatic note of the Ministry of defense of Russia on the termination of work under the Memorandum of channels “hot line” communication,” he said.
Memorandum on safety in Syria between the military of Russia and the USA acted in October 2015. Parties regularly held videoconferences of the working group on implementation issues. The last such conference was held on March 24.
As stated in the Kremlin, the Memorandum has lost its meaning after the missile strike the US on the Syrian air base
In the night of Friday, the US President Donald trump ordered to launch a missile attack on the airport shirt. According to trump, this was a response to a chemical attack in Idlib province, in which the American leader has accused the government of Syria. According to the Syrian command, killed ten military personnel. The Russian foreign Ministry called the U.S. decision “thoughtless” approach, exacerbating existing problems.