In Washington to discuss a possible response to Russia’s actions in Syria
WASHINGTON, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. In Washington to discuss a possible response to “Russia’s recent actions in Syria,” said on Tuesday U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, without specifying details.
“We discussed,” he replied to a journalist’s question about the response USA on “Russia’s recent actions in Syria.” To clarify, who exactly conducted these discussions, the Secretary of state did not.
On Sunday, the aircraft of the US-led coalition to combat ISIS* shot down a Syrian su-22 in raqqa province after he allegedly dropped bombs near positions of the “Syrian democratic forces” (SDF, based on the units of the Syrian Kurds), reported previously in the coalition. Damascus said the plane Syrian air force carried out a mission against ISIS*.
After that, the defense Ministry said that any planes and drones in areas of combat missions HQs in Syria will be accepted to support the Russian air defense as air targets. The Russian defense Ministry on 19 June cease cooperation with the USA in the framework of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria.
On Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition shot down the Iranian UAV production model Shahed-129, which belonged to the Syrian air force, near Al-TANF.
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.