22:04 GMT15 May 2021
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)
    1135
    Subscribe

    The UK Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday the intention to respect flight safety rules over Syria signed by Russia and the United States, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Thursday following the talks between Russian and British defense officials.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and representative of the UK Defense Ministry Peter Watkins held talks.

    “Peter Watkins confirmed the intention of the British side to keep the ‘rules’ of the Russian-US Memorandum of Mutual Understanding on preventing incidents and providing security for aviation during the operations in the Syrian airspace,” the statement said.

    The statement added that Watkins also expressed condolences over the downing of the Russian Su-24 attack aircraft downed on November 24 and the deaths of the Russian servicemen in Syria.

    Topic:
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    Related:

    Three Dead, 30 Wounded in Recent US Coalition Attack - Syrian Army
    As US Struggles in Syria, Pentagon Pushes to Build Network of Base
    Syrian Opposition Conference Demands Assad Step Down in Transitional Period
    Triple Explosion Hits Syrian Tel Tamer City
    US-led Coalition Launches Three Anti-Daesh Airstrikes in Syria, 20 in Iraq
    Oil Smuggling and Syria: Is NATO No Better Than Turkey?
    Tags:
    mutual understanding, Anatoly Antonov, Syria, United Kingdom
    Community standardsDiscussion