Russia no longer guarantees safety of British/coalition aircraft over Syria

The S-400 on combat duty in Latakia, Syria ensuring the safety of the Russian air group. The system was deployed after a Turkish Air Force jet shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber jet flying a combat mission against Islamist militants in November 2015.

Russia Won’t Down Every Coalition’s Aircraft in Syria Automatically – Senator

Russia will not automatically destroy any aerial objects in the areas of its Aerospace Forces’ actions in Syria, the decisions will be made on individual basis, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee on Defense and Security Frants Klintsevich told Sputnik on Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said that any aircraft and drone in the area of Russian Aerospace Forces’s operations on Syria would be tracked by the air defense systems as aerial targets. Moreover, Russia halted all interactions with the US within the framework on the memorandum of incident prevention in Syrian skies. The move came following the US-led coalition’s downing of a Syrian army’s jet near Raqqa.

“The decisions will be made in each case individually, the targets will not be attacked automatically. But in case of aggressive acts from the United States, these actions will be strictly stopped by the Russian Aerospace Forces,” Klintsevich said.

On June 18, the Syrian army said that the US-led coalition had brought down its aircraft in southern Raqqa countryside when it was fulfilling its mission against Daesh. Later, the coalition confirmed the information saying that it shot down the Syrian government forces’ Su-22 aircraft as it had allegedly been bombing in an area where US-backed rebel forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), were stationed, south of Tabqa in the Raqqa province. The US-led coalition called its attack on the Syrian army’s jet “collective self-defense,” adding that it contacted the Russian military to de-escalate the situation after the incident.

The Russian Defense Ministry called the attack “cynical” and “de facto an act of aggression” against a UN member state.

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8 Responses to “Russia no longer guarantees safety of British/coalition aircraft over Syria”

  1. ian says:

    All we need now, is to provoke them with drones till they shoot one down and then claim it was a piloted craft and we have ourselves a war.

  2. Aldous says:

    Every week that passes without Russia getting baited ahead of its own war preparation schedule, into a near certain global conflict with the pedo-criminal-run West, vastly increases its chances of coming out on top when the nuclear dust has settled.

    The West is finished for embracing the butchery of Zionism and employing proxy taxpayer funded armies and a media army of lies to destroy sovereign nations for a Greater Israel and the One World Government project. The sheeple of the West have made their bloody bed and they are about to bloody well lie in it.

    • ian says:

      I am old and likely won’t see them get their comeuppance. Decency must be the way. Fu*k the Zionist arseholes.

      • Aldous says:

        Hi Ian. The UK – I don’t know (or wish to know for obvious reasons) where you are posting from – is the most nuclear targeted country on Mother Earth.
        If the nuclear balloon goes up, there won’t be a single person left alive in the UK – or should I say, the dead will be the lucky ones.

        I’m still in relatively good health and ‘getting on’ but don’t feel it much of the time. Tomorrow of course is promised to no one so I try to live my life as if every day was going to be my last because one day for certain it will be.

        As an ex mil who was in uniform through three decades, I’m intrigued – as well as dismayed – at what is unfolding in Syria. World War is certain, make no mistake. Albert Pike laid out the blueprint a couple of centuries ago. Nothing will stop it. It’s a case of WHEN and not IF.

        http://www.threeworldwars.com/index.html

  3. ian says:

    I know you are correct Aldous. Yes I’m from the UK. I get the impression that they are just getting everything in place at the moment. They’ll probably throw a kill switch on the internet when the whistle blows, in the interest of national security of course, before retreating into their underground bunkers to drink champagne and screw kids, and leave us to the same fate as the Grenfell tower residents.

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