The defense Ministry called the destruction by the Americans of Syrian su-22 military aggression

American fighter-bomber F/A-18E Super Hornet, shot down the Syrian su-22

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MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. The destruction of the American aircraft of a Syrian fighter plane over Syria is a violation of international law and military aggression against a member country of the UN, said on Monday the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation.

“The destruction of the aircraft of the Syrian air force us aircraft in Syrian airspace is a cynical violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic. The repeated fighting of the US air force under the guise of “fighting terrorism” against the legitimate armed forces of a member state of the UN is in flagrant violation of international law and, in fact, military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic”, – stated in the message of the Russian military.