The Russian military will follow as aerial targets to the coalition aircraft in Syria
Moscow. June 19. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian military will be air targets in Syria any airborne targets, including aircraft and drones by the international coalition West of the Euphrates river. This was stated on Monday at the Ministry of defense of Russia.
“In areas of combat missions of Russian aircraft in the skies of Syria any airborne targets, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles international coalition discovered to the West of the Euphrates river, will be accepted in support of Russian ground and air defense as air targets,” — said the Russian defense Ministry in response to the destruction of the American fighter of the Syrian aircraft.
The defense Ministry also announced the termination of cooperation with the Pentagon on Syria after the US shot down a Syrian fighter.
“The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation from June 19 terminates the interaction with the American side in the framework of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria,” — said the defense Ministry.
After an American fighter destroyed the plane Syrian air force, the defense Ministry demanded a “thorough investigation by a us General, with all its results and the measures taken”.
On the eve of the Syrian military command said that the coalition led by the United States against the terrorist group ISIS downed plane of the Syrian air force. According to the Syrian side, the incident occurred in a rural area South of detained militants of ISIS city raqqa.
In the US-led coalition stated that it did not seek confrontation with Damascus and its partners, but will protect your hand from any threats. “The goal of the coalition victory over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The coalition seeks to fight the Syrian regime, Russia or the forces that support them. But hopefully we will defend our forces and our partners against any threats,” said a statement from the coalition command.
The coalition called on all parties to focus on the fight against ISIS as a common enemy and one of the most serious threats to peace and security in the region and around the world.
As noted in the command, “hostile intentions and actions of Pro-government forces of Syria against the Coalition and its partners in Syria, leading a legitimate operation against ISIS will not be tolerated”.