Russia suspends Memorandum on flight safety with U.S


In aftermath of US strike on Syria, Russia has suspended the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria.

The Memorandum was signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Friday.

“The Russian side suspends the memorandum on the prevention of incidents and on ensuring the safety of flights in the course of operations in Syria, concluded with the United States,” the statement runs.

“We urge the United Nations Security Council to meet in urgent session to discuss the current situation.”

According TASS, Russia news agency, the United States last night carried out an attack against Syrian government troops using the chemical incident in Idlib province as a pretext.

“It is obvious that the strike with US cruise missiles had been prepared beforehand,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“It is clear to any specialist that the decision to deal the strikes was made in Washington before the events in Idlib, which were used as a pretext for a show of muscle.

“It is beyond doubt that the US military strike is an attempt to distract attention from the situation in Mosul, where as a result of actions by the US coalition hundreds of civilians died and the humanitarian disaster is growing.”

Without taking the trouble to look into the situation the United States opted for the show of muscle, for military resistance to a country that fights against international terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry said.

“This is not the first time that the United States takes such a reckless approach, which merely exacerbates the world’s problems and poses a threat to international security.”

Russian Foreign Ministry has more than once declared its readiness for cooperation in tackling burning problems of today, including the struggle against international terrorism, NAN reports.

“But we will never agree to illegitimate actions against the legal Syrian authorities, who have for a long time been involved in irreconcilable war on international terrorism,” the statement runs.


Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam

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