DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:25 P.M.) – Russian military will track all the aircraft west of Euphrates river in Syria, including US-led coalition’s jets and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), as legitimate aerial targets, Interfax agency quoted Russian Ministry of Defense as saying.

“Any aerial objects, including warplanes and UAVs belonging to international coalition, spotted west of Euphrates river, will be escorted and tracked by Russian air defense systems both on the ground and in the air as aerial targets,” MoD announced in its official statement issued soon after US-led coalition brought Syrian fighter jet down in Raqqa province.

In addition to that, Russian MoD announced it had halted coordination with Pentagon on Syria after yesterday’s incident.

“As of June 19, Ministry of Defense halts coordination with U.S. counterparts within the framework of Memorandum on incident prevention and flight safety in Syria,” MoD officials said.

In the meantime, Franz Klintsevich, head of Defense Committee in the Russian Parliament, clarified that Russia “will not automatically shoot down aerial objects in the areas of Russian Air Force operations, as decisions are to be made individually in each particular case”.

He elaborated, however, that “in case of any aggressive actions by those objects, these actions are going to be firmly suppressed”.

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coyotl
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Meaning they will do nothing and in a few days resume ‘cooperation’ with the US.

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it’s going to get thick, trust me, we’re watching the start of WW3 before our very eyes. If Russia starts attacking US jets/forces, then that means a declaration of war. and the Legion of Doom(the US&allies/NATO/UN) will call all of their allies to come help them because you know damn well history shows that the US are pussies and can’t fight worth shit when it comes down to fighting a nation with an actual army. so IMO, they’re trying to force Russia’s hand so they can yank this situation anyway they want like a ragdoll. again just my opinion, but… Read more »
hestroy
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So you really want WWIII? Geeez.

Fucking zionists. USA is a criminal state.

Daeshbags Sux
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Geeez = Geeezus = Jesus.
You swore by a Jew Zionist, LOL!

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So you think that Jesus Christ has ANYthing to do with the political-religious doctrine called “zionism”, which started existing in the last years of XIX century?
FYI, “XIX century” means “1833+ years after JC’s death”.

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It’s a dilemma as, as much Syrian govt as Russia perfectly know that coalition is helping a lot at suppressing IS, no matter what some morons may pretend, but at the same time, as Ryabkov added “(the strike) should be first of all regarded as the continuation of the US agenda of neglecting the norms of international law. Regardless of who has power in Washington, people there are used to the fact that there are circumstances allowing them to arrogantly look down on – and in some situations, to openly ignore – the basics of international relations.” Look, US are… Read more »
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“coalition is helping a lot at suppressing IS” By arming them? By refusing to bomb their oil transport (which was blooming until Russia came)? “massacres just consider the results of China delivering weaponry to whoever is willing to pay in Africa : millions have died in Sudan or Congo…” Those war are caused by the West to stop African nations from developing, to keep the price of resources low and to stop African nations from cooperating with China and Russia. “definitively don’t want the Chinese to take over” China is doing business with African countries (in the worst case you… Read more »
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Yep. But – as has always happened so far – not before the Murricans RUSH to Moscow and *beg on their knees* the Russians to resume coordination. You may think that this means that Russians are just pussies that always forgive out of impotence. And you may think alike for ceasefires, Astana talks, de-escalation zones and whatnot. What *I* see is that USans are the real pussies, they act as stupid bullies and then chicken out in front of a calm, firm reaction. They have to apologize and say “won’t do no more”. Then they do something different (but equally… Read more »
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Nah, if USA fks up from now then Russia can shot them down and be covered by international law.. 🙂

Janjak Desalin 1804
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exACTly!!!

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ziad welds

exactly,,”He elaborated, however, that “in case of any aggressive actions by those objects, these actions are going to be firmly suppressed”. uhuh seems like they can’t even say the words “will be shot down”,,this is all meaningless tough talk once more,watch how fast they will re establish comm with US criminals

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I am sure you must have financial interests in the French weapons industry Daeshbag 🙂 Surely you are not just another sycophant Frenchman ?

protruth
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Do your thing Russia. Stuff the 1% I think the French had a great idea with there revolution:)

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The US has already attacked Syrian forces numerous times, with no Russian response. Now, the US defends its partners from Syrian attacks and the Russians say they will “track” US aircraft. How about escort Syrian aircraft, if y’all really want to defend your partners. But, it’s all theater for fake-ass Putin. Somebody call Leonard Pinth-Garnell! If the Russians really had any balls, they’d load up their Tu-160s, Tu-95s, and Tu-22Ms with their latest cruise missiles and take out Ras Tanura, Dharan, and other major oil installations on the Saudi eastern coast. That would dry up at least 68% of terrorist… Read more »
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ziad welds

“He elaborated, however, that “in case of any aggressive actions by those objects, these actions are going to be firmly suppressed”. uhuh seems like they can’t even say the words “will be shot down”,,this is all meaningless tough talk once more,watch how fast they will re establish comm with US criminals

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