Russia suspends deal with US to prevent mid-air incidents over Syria

The announcement was a response to US missile strikes on a Syrian air base.

Published: 07th April 2017 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2017 02:05 PM   |  A+A-

An airplane taking off. (Photo: AP file photo)


MOSCOW: Moscow announced Friday it was halting an agreement with the United States aimed at avoiding clashes between their forces in the skies over Syria in response to Washington's strike in the war-torn country.

"The Russian side is halting the effect of the memorandum for prevention of incidents and ensuring safety of air flights during operations in Syria which was agreed with the US," a statement by the Russian foreign ministry said.


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