Russia from June 19 ceased cooperation with the United States on the Memorandum about the incidents in the skies over Syria. This is stated in the message of the defense Ministry.
This decision, the Russian defense Ministry has taken in response to the destruction of American fighter aircraft su-22, the Syrian air force on June 18.
Earlier Western coalition headed by USA has confirmed that it shot down a Syrian su-22 in raqqa province after he allegedly dropped bombs close to the positions of the opposition. While in Damascus said that the Syrian aircraft attacked positions of the terrorist group «Islamic state» (banned in Russia).
«The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation on June 19 will stop communicating with the U.S. side in the framework of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria and requires thorough investigation by a us General, providing information about the results and the taken measures», — stated in the message of the defense Ministry.
Previously Russia has suspended the agreement with the Washington of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria after the attacks, U.S. airport shirt. On the night of April 7 of the U.S. armed forces by order of the President struck with cruise missiles from ships on the airfield shirt in the Syrian province of HOMS, without listening to Russia’s call for a thorough investigation and unsubstantiated arguing that April 4 was carried out the chemical attack in Idlib province.
A Memorandum of understanding to prevent incidents and ensure the safety of aviation in the course of operations in the airspace of Syria between the military of the Russian Federation and the United States began to operate in October 2015. Its provisions are designed to increase the safety of aviation in the airspace of Syria.