Author: Andrew Middleton

Russia Memorandum on Syria “Suspended” by Putin after Trump Attack

MEMORANDUM ON AIR SAFETY “SUSPENDED” ACCORDING TO RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY. Following Moscow’s condemnation of the U.S. attack of a Syrian airbase yesterday, the Russian Foreign Ministry has stated it’s suspending a 2015 signed memorandum on air safety in Syria, striking a first major blow in relations between the two countries since Donald Trump took office. The memorandum, which was aimed at minimizing the risk of inflight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace, has been suspended in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assertion that the risk of confrontation between aerial assets of the U.S.-led coalition and...

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