The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that an airstrike by government forces episkin done to the US may 18, illegal and violates the sovereignty of Syria, reports RIA “Novosti”.

“Whatever was the reason for the decisions that the U.S. command has taken to such an attack, it is illegitimate, it is illegal and yet another gross violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic”, – said the Minister. According to him, USA tried to justify the attack on Syria that “these government forces were a threat to the opposition, which has partnered with the us military from the coalition that the Americans headed”.

In addition, Lavrov said that, according to some, in the strike killed dozens of civilians. According to him, Moscow is now checking all the circumstances of the incident.

“We are very concerned that begins to blur seems to be common vyrisovyvaetsya understanding of the necessity to unite efforts of all who really opposes on the ground and in the air the terrorists of ISIL* and the former “Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra”* – said the Minister.

“All this, of course, comes amid growing calls from Washington and other Western capitals to stop all contacts with Bashar al-Assad,” – said Lavrov and noted that “this is, in fact, pandering to terrorists”.

The evening of 18 may, the coalition led by the USA attacked Pro-government forces in southern Syria, near Al-TANF. The reason was the entry of supporters of President Bashar al-Assad in the so-called deconflicting area without permission. Such actions the Pentagon described as a threat to the armed groups who are supported by the White house. The US defense Department stressed that the airstrike was needed to protect allies.

The coalition said the air strike was made warning shots, a demonstration of power and the failed attempts of the Russian side to persuade the Pro-government forces of Assad from moving in “deconflicting zone”, which was adopted on the results of the interaction between the US and Russia.

Meanwhile, Lavrov said that he knew nothing about the warning from the U.S. to Russia about the impact. “I do not know that such a warning was made”, – quotes the Minister “Interfax”.

*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH), “dzhebhat an-Nusra” terrorist group banned in Russia.



Russia called illegal airstrike of the US coalition against Syria 19.05.2017

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