Attack fighter of the international coalition forces in the plane of the Syrian air force is an act of aggression, which comes from the feeling of the American side of their impunity, said the Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin. His assessment he shared in an interview with “Tape.ru”.
“USA today is not going to sufficient contacts in order to protect Syrian government forces and all those forces that are fighting terrorism. Instead, they follow the path of escalation. This shows that the real purpose of being there is the United States army and the coalition to show its presence, a force,” — said the MP.
According to him, Washington risks provoking a serious conflict in the middle East. “All legal principles in order for the army cap struck back there, because it was an aggressive move against a sovereign state. The US should realize that the hegemony of force will not work here”, — concluded Switchin.
Sunday, June 18, Syria’s defense Ministry announced that aircraft of the international coalition led by the United States destroyed their su-22, to carry out combat missions against the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).
The coalition confirmed the information and said that protect their partners. Military aircraft allegedly dropped bombs near soldiers of the “forces of the democratic Syria.”
The Russian foreign Ministry condemned the actions of the American command. The defense Ministry has terminated the cooperation with the USA in the framework of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria. The military named actions of Americans “cynical violation of Syrian sovereignty” and “in fact, military aggression”.