Russian Federation Senator: US air strike on the Syrian military was intentional

19.05.2017, Russia.

The attack of the US-led Western coalition’s aircraft on the positions of the pro-government units of Syria was deliberate, said Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee for Foreign Affairs  Konstantin Kosachev, Regnum news agency reported on May 19.Representatives of the Pentagon said that an air strike on the armed forces of a sovereign state was carried out to protect the troops of the Western coalition. Kosachev noted that “the United States literally recognizes that it is striking pro-government forces”, protecting the de-facto occupational forces of the Western coalition deployed in the Syrian Arab Republic (the SAR), without the appropriate mandate of the UN Security Council or the invitation of the Syrian government.

The aggressive actions of the US cannot be justified by the desire of the US administration to hold back the Assad regime, it is necessary to hold back those who are trying to destroy the peace process and undermine attempts to create a united front against terrorists, Kosachev said.According to the MP, the US is irritated by the fact that they are not able to take control of the process of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva, and fear that the talks may prove successful.

The pro-government forces of Syria were attacked near At-Tanf, in the area of the so-called de-escalation zone. The Pentagon believes that the attack led to human casualties among the military units of the SAR.

On May 19, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that US actions are absolutely unacceptable and violate the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic.

* The original of the picture is by Medija centar Beograd, license CC BY SA 3.0.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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