Russia warned the U.S. against attack by the Syrian army
Russian military on Thursday strongly warned the United States from a blow to the Syrian army, noting that their air defenses in Syria, ready to fend off any attack.
The statement stressed that the observed high tensions between Moscow and Washington after the collapse of the ceasefire, the US-Russia brokered Syria and attack the Syrian army in Aleppo with the support of Russian military aircraft.
The representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov said that any U.S. strikes in areas controlled by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may threaten the lives of Russian soldiers. According to him, Moscow is concerned about media reports claiming that Washington is considering the possibility of strike by the Syrian army.
"I would recommend our colleagues in Washington to carefully weigh all the possible consequences of the execution of such plans," said Konashenkov. Russia reacted with dismay to the incident, which occurred in the area of Deir El-Zour. 17 September the US attack on the Syrian army killed 60 Syrian soldiers. The U.S. military has refused to explain.
Konashenkov said: "We have taken all the necessary measures to prevent any such" errors "against Russian troops and military facilities in Syria." According to him, the S-300 air defense missile systems s-400 deployed in Syria. It will be a "surprise" for any country acting in their own interests across the country. Konashenkov added that the Syrian army also has a variety of air defense missile systems of the Soviet-Russian production, which has undergone modernization over the past year.
Since Russia launched its air campaign in Syria in support of Assad's forces a year ago, Russia and the U.S. military have contacts to prevent any incidents between Russian military aircraft and aircraft from the U.S. in the skies over Syria.
Russia announced Tuesday that the battery of anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 were sent to Syria to protect Russian facility in the Syrian port of Tartus and Russian warships off the coast of the Mediterranean sea. Tartus is the only naval facility Russia has outside the former Soviet Union.