Medvedev: Russia and the United States on the verge of clashes


RIA Novosti

Russia and the United States are on “the brink of military clashes”. This statement was made by the head of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev. The Prime Minister wrote in his Facebook account.

“Instead of publicized thesis on the joint fight against the main enemy — the ISIS (a group banned in Russia — approx. The Rambler/news) the administration of the trump proved that will fiercely fight against the legitimate government of Syria. […] On the verge of fighting with Russia”, — Medvedev wrote.

Medvedev added that the missile strike on Syrian airbase Shirt was done in violation of international law and without the sanction of the United Nations (UN). USA struck on the basis of Syrian government forces in Idlib province on the morning of 7 April. The result of American strikes killed seven people: five soldiers and two civilians, and another seven people seriously injured. The airfield was put out of action. American President Donald trump explained his decision by the need to prevent the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the missile attack an act of aggression against a sovereign state under false pretenses.

4 APR Syrian town of Khan shaykhun was subjected to chemical attack. In the incident, which killed 72 people, including 27 children. Us authorities blame the attack on government troops. Damascus denies all the accusations of the use of the banned weapons.