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.

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“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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    • 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 i don’t think Russia are rats.

    • 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 not alone in the coalition but even in it, act totally bossy while results of their lead may not be always so successful : when you consider that the 6 Caesar long range metric accuracy guns sent by France to help in Mosul are doing MUCH more pinpoint strikes than USAF and moreover for much cheaper as all you need are standard 155mm shells, while we’ve sent 10 Rafales in Jordan, each technically able to demolish +1100 vehicles on a daily basis and be able to be put in intensive mode for at least a week, thus demolishing 2250-2500 per day (well, I don’t think our budget would allow 25k strikes a day for long at $30k for a 70mm guided rocket) while CENTCOM ask’em barely for 1 strike per day (!!!) and pilots have to fly recon missions to maintain their skills, surely spending, as I know them, more time nightclubbing in Amman, Beirut or Tel-Aviv than doing what they’re supposed to…
      They’re bragging so loud that everybody thinks them being the main backer for SDF while EU began to help near 2 years before and US just began to deliver them heavy weapons about 1 month ago (!), not willing to unplease Turkey for the almost only 18 months they began to give some support for the sole purpose to, actually, not look ridicule and useless as Russia stole the show from them into Syria.

      If the Syrian Su-22 really did -as I think it was- an “oooopps strike” on SDF as, well, look at a Su-22 cockpit: you’ll have a hard time to really identify infantry targets, especially when everybody uses technicals with AA-guns used as machine-guns, thus, you only have your eyes and a crappy soviet camera+screen from +40y ago, Turks deliberately bombed SDF MANY times, so, why Muricans didn’t shot one of their F-16 or F-4. This is double standards. Thus, they also infuriated Erdolf since they warned him that, as US militaries were embedded into SDF, it wouldn’t be tolerated that TuAF went on doing counterproductive strikes.

      Now, it is not impossible that the Su-22 erroneously pounding SDF but also embedded Muricans, thus triggering the Super-Bug’s reaction to splash the Sukhoi. Now, achtung, Russians are tricky : they may have given the coordinates to SyAAF while perfectly knowing there was SDF with embedded Muricans there and that there’d be a reaction. Now, there also may be some hope that, as US are not eager to accept, they may send F-22 instead of Super-Bug, then we could end with another on-purpose strike to push the F-22 to act followed by a demo of S-400 or Su-35 fucking a F-22… A very serious blow to US export of jet fighters, publicly showing how their pseudo-stealth is compromised while either the orders for S-300/S-400 or Su-35 may sky-rocket… Could be good for France too, being the sole western country selling aircraft able to not be locked on by S-300/400… But it may also be pretty dangerous as it’d make Mattis’n’Co really furious about losing a $412M aircraft and moreover, showing that US long-lived air superiority can be challenged now.

      In some ways, it can be wishable but the sole result is likely to be that many wannabe tyrants launch themselves in arms race, resulting in even more world instability and large scale massacres just consider the results of China delivering weaponry to whoever is willing to pay in Africa : millions have died in Sudan or Congo…
      Even if, thanks to their low RCS (radar cross section) and active cancellation systems (optional in case of Russian aircraft), although being able to escape S-300/400 detection -and Russia will have a hard time refusing sales, not counting China won’t give a fuss about copying/selling such gear too), if Su-35/34, Mig-35, Rafale and soon PAK/FA still can operate, HAL’s Tejas Mk1A may be able too, it’ll depend on how PM Modi being wise, Russian+French, and optionally Indian one, economies (Russian one can be compared to Italy) don’t allow them to take over the job of world-cop, even if I absolutely agree that USA’s a very bad cop and you definitively don’t want the Chinese to take over, be sure it’ll be even worst. Thos wishing US demise have it all wrong : nature hates vacuum and if USA must get that the cold-war bipolar world ended in 1991, Bush Sr.’s NWO is also void. They have to get the world is multipolar and they’re not entitled to any kind of hegemony but to partnership with others.

      • “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 could say China is exploiting African countries) while the US is bombing and destabilising African countries. ” nature hates vacuum” Which science law says that “professor”?
        The only way forward is to build a world without Imperialism (something the West does not want).

    • 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 stupid) and get stopped and scolded again. And again. And again.

      In the meanwhile things keep going better and better for the “good guys”. Russians (and Syrians, and Iranians, and Hezbollah, and PMU’s, et coetera) have so many times proven to have the nerve to manage the difficult situations while keep steadily doing their thing.
      US zombies only managed showing up as childish, bipolar amateurs and – their military strength notwithstanding – have constantly been outsmarted.

      Yes: it’s such a shame that constraining those f*cking morons costs lives of brave men fighting on the right side. But *who* is the blame on? On those acting as adults or on the brainless troublemakers?

      BTW, we are talking ’bout USA here, but their accomplices – ALL of them – are just as much to blame as them – *including* the Frenchs, the Kurds and the Israelians that our DBS desperately tries to call off as innocent bystanders.

    • 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

  1. 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 financing and put Russia on pretty good footing in the global oil market.

    I’m waiting!

  2. “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