American planes constantly interfere with the Russian air force in the destruction of the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria. On Saturday, December 9, reported the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, reports “Interfax”.
As an example, Konashenkov cited the incident involving the American fighter, which occurred November 23, in the airspace over the West Bank of the Euphrates river. “The F-22 is actively prevented the Russian pair of su-25 to perform a combat mission to destroy a strong point of ISIS in the suburb of Mayadin. The F-22 shoot the flares and released the brake pads with constant maneuvers, simulating aerial combat”, — said the representative of the Ministry of defense.
According to him, after there appeared a Russian fighter jet su-35S, the U.S. aircraft “stopped dangerous maneuvers and hurried off into the airspace of Iraq.” “The American side on this and many other incidents in the skies of Syria have not found answers to the Russian command air force base Hamim,” — said Konashenkov.
In November, the Russian defense Ministry accused the U.S. of trying to disrupt the operations of the Russian HQs in Syria. The Department stated that the strike aircraft of the coalition of the United States wanted to prevent aviation HQs strikes on is positions near the Syrian town of Abu Kamal in the province of Deir ez-Zor.