The state Department announced the restoration of the mechanism for preventing incidents in Syria

Mark Toner

The mechanism for conflict prevention between the U.S. military and Russia, which after the impact of American cruise missiles at Syrian military base have been suspended by the Russian side, it is now restored and operates. Such statement as transfers RIA Novosti, made to journalists, the acting state Department spokesman mark Toner.

“I can’t say how it’s changed, but as far as I understand it, it works,” he said. While clarifying that Russia had previously suspended this mechanism, Toner replied: “It was restored”.

“We believe this channel to avoid conflicts is very important because it allows you to create the conditions under which neither our nor the Russian pilots will not put each other at risk unnecessarily, when we carry out their military missions in the region,” said Toner.

On 12 April the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov after talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, which was attended by President Vladimir Putin, said the head of state expressed readiness to return to cooperation with the United States the application of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in Syria.