A brief synopsis.
- The shootdown by the US jet of a Syrian jet was illegal
- The US’ motivation was to undermine ongoing Russian and Syrian anti-terrorist operations
- The US or the SDF should have issued a warning before downing the SU-22
- Russia withdraws from the “Memorandum on prevention of air incident in Syria”
- Russia demands a “thorough” investigation
- Anything flying west of the Euphrates River is designated a target
Curiously, Russia includes this little turdball in their statement. It is clearly intended to call Coalition pilots “chicken”.
- The deputy videoconferencing Russian Lieutenant-General Viktor Gumennyy eve said that military coalition aircraft, performing combat flights in the airspace of Syria, “has repeatedly approached the protected object, which is the air base” Hmeymim. “But almost immediately after pilots noticed in his indicators that their plane is accompanied by Russian air defense systems, they instantly turns and walks away from the affected area.
- The US and the Coalition (the SDF) have been warned by Russia: if it flies, it dies (West of the Euphrates). Russia is “cleared hot” to engage anything flying there.
- Russia is denying the US to fly from the carriers off the coast of Syria or requires them to fly through Jordan and Iraq (or even Turkey) to support operations East of the Euphrates.
- The ‘provocation’ talk is more woofing.
- Russia and Syria were warned not to engage SDF forces but Russia will admit no fault. Russia is in complete denial.
- The little “turdball”, above, is meant to stick a finger in the coalition’s eye and make somebody lose their temper. This is similar to trolling but on a strategic level. It actually presents the maturity shown by a ten-year-old in the West. It is juvenile and pointless.
These two links were posted as “See also”, statements also on the RG.ru site:
- The Federation Council was called the Su-22 destruction in Syria, “lawlessness”
- Klintsevich: US attack on Syrian troops a provocation against Russia
Bottom line, Russia is attempting to squeeze the US into ceasing operations against ISIS and forces fighting against Assad. Obviously, this statement was written in haste and the turdball was included sans adult leadership.
(Translation by my Chrome browser)
Russian Federation withdrew from the agreement on the prevention of air incident in Syria
Destruction of Russian military aircraft named cynical and flagrant violation of the sovereignty of a UN member state, and in fact – the military aggression against Syria.
The Ministry of Defense of Syria, in turn, believe US actions fierce attack , aim to undermine the efforts of the army, capable to fight terrorism on its territory.
Moreover, at the time the air attack in Syria’s airspace and aircraft were air-space forces of Russia. This means that Americans should have warned our troops about their intentions. They have ignored the existing agreement, and only a fluke incident did not lead to even more disastrous consequences. “We consider these actions the US command as a conscious failure to comply with its obligations under the Memorandum on prevention of incidents in Syria sky”, – stated in the Ministry of Defense. On June 19 the Russian military stopped cooperation with the US in the framework of this Memorandum.
Recall that in April, Russia has suspended the Memorandum on prevention of air incident in Syria. Whereas this measure was a response to a rocket attack on the US air base of the Syrian army , with which the chemical attack was allegedly made. Action document restored in May, after the talks between the heads of general staffs of Russia and the United States.
Rupture of relations with the coalition in the framework of the Memorandum, according to experts, is that in Syria the sky will now be quite unsafe. Some crazy action of another US aircraft could lead to opposition from the Russian military, with disastrous consequences.
As for air US Air Force attack on the Syrian plane, the Russian military require a thorough investigation with the provision of our results.
In the meantime, in the areas of performing combat tasks of the Russian air force in Syria any air sky objects, including aircraft and drones of the international coalition, found west of the Euphrates River will be taken to support the Russian ground and air defense means as aerial targets. Previously, such a procedure was applied in respect of aircraft, it is in the airspace over the Russian airbase Hmeymim.
The deputy videoconferencing Russian Lieutenant-General Viktor Gumennyy eve said that military coalition aircraft, performing combat flights in the airspace of Syria, “has repeatedly approached the protected object, which is the air base” Hmeymim. “But almost immediately after pilots noticed in his indicators that their plane is accompanied by Russian air defense systems, they instantly turns and walks away from the affected area.
“Two news last days: the first – the information on the destruction of the Russian military leader of the militants, possibly including leader Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi second – the US shot down a fighter of the Syrian air force west of Raqqa is even difficult to add something to this – so.. clearly these two facts prove who and what is not available in Syria, “- commented the head of the Federation Council’s international Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev.
“You can not help, at least do not disturb For yours.” Efforts “once again (as in previous years, with the supply of weapons, who got to the militants), only helping the rebels you are not with those are fighting:. Not the Syrian army to carry out attacks in European capitals “- he concluded the senator.