Russia considers the destruction fighter jet, Syrian air force on June 18 violation of international law

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

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MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. Russia is considering the destruction of the us-led coalition aircraft su-22, the Syrian air force on 18 June as a contempt of the UN Charter, which requires thorough investigation. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“The Russian side considers such actions as a flagrant violation of international law, principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, disrespect for the UN Charter,” she said.

“We demand a thorough investigation by a us General referred to the incident and take the necessary measures to prevent recurrence of similar situations in the future”, – said Zakharov.

Another example of violations of international law in force in Syria by a coalition led from the USA Zakharova called the deployment of additional American troops, including mobile rocket artillery systems near the town of al-TANF in the South of Syria.

“We are talking about active building up its military presence in southern Syria a sovereign in violation of international law,” she said.

In the same province of al-hasakah on June 19 when the coalition air strikes on positions “Islamic state” (is Russian terrorist group – approx. TASS) killed 12 civilians, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.

Zakharova pointed out that an important step in the promotion of efforts to find a political settlement in Syria will be meeting in Astana, which will be held July 4-5. “At the moment the guarantor countries deal with the elaboration of documents related to the implementation of the Memorandum of may 4,” she said.

United States has not provided Russia reviews

Moscow has not received any clarification from Washington in connection with the destruction of the international coalition aircraft in the Syrian air force than those that were made publicly, said Zakharov.

“We heard only what was said publicly,” she said.

The diplomat noted that the us side knows about the Russian position. “The Americans are fully aware of our position, we say that such actions are absolutely unacceptable. We have contacts with Americans are conducted at different levels: conversation with us Secretary of state, and at the level of experts, who are engaged in the bilateral relations, and Syria,” said foreign Ministry spokesman.

The incident with the Syrian fighter

On 18 June, the US fighter F-18A from the international coalition US-led missile “air – air” shot down the plane su-22, the Syrian air force, which supported the offensive of the government troops on the positions of terrorists “Islamic state” in the area of al-Rasafa, 40 km South-West of Raqqa. The pilot ejected over the militants occupied the area, he was rescued by the Syrian military.

On June 19, the defense Ministry said that from now on 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.