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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The defense Ministry has shifted on US the responsibility for the dangerous proximity of aircraft

The Ministry of defense of Russia commented on the accusations of the Pentagon in dangerous proximity Russian fighter plane, the U.S. air force. The Russian defense Ministry said that the crew of the American AWACS 17 Oct dangerously close to Russian su-35 in the skies over Syria.

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Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov commented on the statement of Lieutenant General U.S. air force Jeff Harrigan that on 17 October, the FSI Russian fighter in the sky over Syria made a dangerous maneuver near a U.S. military plane.

As they say in arrived in MKRU press release of the defense Ministry, the Russian defense Ministry was surprised by this statement and forced publicly to remind the American colleagues, as actually was the case during the incident on 17 October in the sky over Syria.

Konashenkov said that the crew of the American plane of distant radar detection E-3 AWACS in the air space to the East of Deir ez-Zor in violation of the rules fell by nearly 1 km from his height and dangerously close to a distance less than 500 m to the Russian su-35.

Meanwhile, Russia, following agreement with the American party, warned US about the upcoming flight of the su-35, with the exact tier.

Konashenkov also said that after the incident, the command VC of the Russian Federation on the basis Hamim contacted American colleagues, and they apologized.

“Sensitivity to the state of stupor of American airmen from the nearby Russian fighters, in principle, we understand. However would recommend them in the future not to try out of habit to blame everything on Russia, and to control myself. And the steering wheels of their aircraft, too,” – said the representative of the Ministry of defense.

At the same time, Konashenkov said that this fact shows that between Russian and American pilots in Syria established a rather effective cooperation.

The deployment of Russian troops in Syria. Chronicle of events

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