Russia Warns US After Syrian Warplane Is Downed


Iran fires missiles into Syria. With air strikes and special forces from the US -led coalition, they had been encircling the city since November. "It was also an act of assistance to those terrorists whom the United States is ostensibly fighting against", Ryabkov said.

The developments give new urgency to a meeting later this week between senior US and Russian diplomats that were meant to focus on irritants in the relationship that are hampering cooperation in other areas, notably Syria and Ukraine.

"Our military did the right thing: we will put targets under control if any there appear".

Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been providing air cover to the government's offensive on the Islamic State group since 2015. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that broader USA and Russian interests will enable to the two sides to avoid direct hostilities in Syria.

Russian Federation says it will treat US-led coalition planes in Syria, west of the Euphrates, as targets.

The ministry said in a statement on Monday that it was suspending the deal, while US-backed opposition forces on the ground warned Syrian government troops to stop their attacks or face retaliation.

The U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying the downed Syrian military jet had been dropping bombs near U.S. -backed SDF forces, which are seeking to oust Islamic State from the city of Raqqa.

The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the USA -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The ministry accused the US of failing to use a pre-established communication channel to warn Moscow of a strike downing the warplane, announcing it would drop the use of this channel.

We review key events in Syria, including reports that Syrian and Iraqi troops have joined up across the border, a USA fighter jet shooting down a Syrian warplane and claims that Tehran launched missiles against a command base of the so-called Islamic State in Syria. It also issued what appeared a threat to target US coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River.

Russian Federation said it was suspending its interaction with the USA on preventing air incidents over Syria from June 19.

The immediate effect on the US -led campaign against IS is unclear.

Russian Federation said it would now track all coalition flights west of the Euphrates River while suspending its use of a military hotline set up with the United States for avoiding incidents in Syrian airspace.

A statement from the coalition stressed that it will continue to defend USA allies.