Defense Ministry: US does not intercept a Russian attack aircraft in the skies over Syria
MOSCOW, December 14 — RIA Novosti. The defense Ministry denied reports by foreign media about the interception in the skies over Syria us F-22 fighter jets of two Russian su-25.
The incident, as reported in the Department, occurred on December 13.
“From the East Bank of the river (Russian aircraft — approx. ed.), approached the American fighter F-22. Firing flares, the F-22 might interfere with a pair of Russian su-25”, — stated in the message of the Russian military.
After these maneuvers, the Russian su-35S went to the F-22, the American plane was forced to hastily leave the area, said the Ministry of defence.
Most of the approaches of Russian and American aircraft in the skies over Syria was linked to attempts by the US air force to prevent the destruction of the terrorists of the banned in Russia “Islamic state”, said on 9 December, defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.