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    Lavrov: Moscow Still Waiting for Explanations From US on Downed Syrian Plane

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Moscow has not received explanations from Washington regarding the downing of a Syrian aircraft by US-led coalition forces.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow is still waiting for explanations from the United States on the aircraft of the Syrian Armed Forces shot down in Syria, Lavrov said Tuesday after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

    "There is a mechanism that has now really been suspended after what the United States did, shooting down the plane. We, as you know, have requested detailed explanations from the Department of Defense. We expect that they will be provided," Lavrov said.

    On Sunday, the US-led coalition said it shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber in the Raqqa province after the Syrian aircraft allegedly attacked the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Damascus said the Syrian aircraft was performing a task against Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia).

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