According to The Washington Post shot down in Syrian sky, the Russian su-25 makes you wonder, where the terrorist group to get a portable anti-aircraft missile systems. So, the us immediately declared that he was not involved in the supply of MANPADS to the warring factions. Moreover, the United States is deeply concerned about the use of such weapons.
As writes the American newspaper the Washington Post, the responsibility for the attack on the Russian aircraft undertook terrorist group, formerly al-Qaeda (an organization banned in Russia). It is reported that the su-25 was shot down by a missile “earth — air” at that time, as at low altitude passed over the city of Sarakeb, which is controlled by the opposition to Assad forces.
According to the newspaper, the incident could complicate the bilateral relations between Russia and Turkey, both countries observe the ceasefire in Idlib in the framework of made in Astana agreement. In particular, writes The Washington Post, Russia can piss off, the fact that the plane was shot down over a province in which there are Turkish forces.
In addition, the question arises how such a weapon fell into the hands of Syrian rebels. The publication explains that the forces opposed to Assad, has repeatedly asked me to supply them with MANPADS, however, the United States has always opposed, because they feared that the complexes can fall into the hands of terrorists.
According to state Department spokesman Heather Nauert, all allegations that the United States supplies of man-portable air defense systems to Syria are untrue. She also denies reports that su-25 was shot down with American weapons. “The US has never supplied MANPADS to any faction in Syria, and we are deeply concerned about the use of such weapons,” — said in the state Department.
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