Australian Prime Minister hopes to save conflict-free relations between Russia and the coalition in Syria


RIA Novosti

The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull expressed the hope that the missile attack on the United States military airfield in Syria will not lead to strained relations between the forces of the international antiterrorist coalition and the Russian military.

“The interests of Russia and the coalition forces are responsible, conflict-free flight path of aircraft, said Turnbull, speaking to reporters in Papua New Guinea, where he arrived on a working visit. – It was not until (the us – approx. TASS) attack on an air base in Syria, and we expect that the parties will continue to consider the interests of each other because it suits their own interests. However, the situation in the region is changing very quickly”.

“If involved in this conflict, the great powers, regional powers and local forces will work together, it will be possible to find a path to peace”, – believes the head of the Australian government.

At the same time, he expressed doubts that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad will play a role in future political settlement in his country because “he has committed appalling crimes against its own people.”

On Thursday the U.S. Armed forces by order of the President of Donald trump has launched a 59 cruise missiles “Tomahawk” to the military airport in the Syrian province of HOMS. A rocket attack was a response to the intended application of April 4 chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib.

The US government believes that this airfield was started by the alleged chemical attack. According to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, the Syrian aircraft that day bombed the shop, where militants made ammunition with toxic substances that existed in Iraq and were used in Aleppo.