Recent US actions in Syria runs counter to the interests of the struggle against international terrorism. This view was expressed by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, said in a press release received by the editors”.ru” on Friday, April 7.
“Instead of driving to the unification of efforts to combat terrorism, Washington has dealt a blow to the Syrian army, which not only is at the forefront of this struggle, but it achieves great success,” said the Senator, commenting on a missile strike by the US on the Syrian airfield shirt, inflicted on the night of 7 April by order of the American President Donald trump.
The incident, in her opinion, will affect Russian-American relations. “And taking into account their key importance for global security, the rocket fire was a step that created a new problem on the way to strengthening peace and cooperation”, — said Matvienko.
She also added that he fully supports the initiative of the Federation Council and the state Duma to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on this issue. “The Council of the Federation, for its part, will do my best to convey the position of Russia to the parliaments of other countries,” she concluded.
Earlier Friday, the Russian foreign Ministry issued a statement on the suspension of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria, the prisoner in October 2015, with the United States. The Kremlin stated that the document has lost its meaning after the missile airstrike Washington.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident of aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law under false pretenses.