The Russian Defense Ministry has called the presence of the US air force in Syria illegal.
« An American F-22 fighter actively prevented the Russian pair ofSu-25 attack aircraft fromcarrying outa combat mission todestroy the Daesh stronghold inthe suburbs ofthe city ofMayadin inthe airspace overthe western bank ofthe Euphrates River onNovember 23. The F-22 aircraft fired offheat flares and released brake shields withpermanent maneuvering, imitating an air battle, » Major-General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesperson said onSaturday.
The Defense Ministry has commented onthe US claims regarding Syria’s airspace, explaining that the majority ofnear-misses betweenUS and Russian planes inSyria and inthe area ofthe Euphrates were connected withthe Washington’s attempts tohinder Daesh’s defeat.
« The statements ofthe US Army representatives that a part ofthe Syrian airspace belongs tothe US is puzzling, » Konashenkov stated, reminding the Pentagon that « Syria is a sovereign state and a member ofthe United Nations, therefore…
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