The United States urged Russia to explain information about the attacks on the opposition in Syria


By words a press-the Secretary of the US Embassy in Moscow William Stevens, Washington is seeking explanations from Moscow over information about the Russian VKS strikes on rebel positions in Syria.

“We seek an explanation from Russia on what happened and why, and also guarantee that it won’t happen again,” said Stevens, “RIA Novosti”.

According to him, the United States wants by the cessation of hostilities, to achieve a de-escalation of the conflict in Syria, protect the population and “concrete steps towards a political transition in Syria.”

“Unfortunately, these efforts repeatedly stop the regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] and his supporters who do not comply with their international obligations,” said Stevens.

On 16 June, the Reuters source in the Pentagon said that Russian aircraft bombed rebel positions in Syria fighting with the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) and supported by the United States. He emphasized that at this point neither Russian nor Syrian army were not in the area of the fire.

The CNN sources at the Pentagon later reported that the pilots of American fighters FA-18 tried to contact the Russian pilots at the moment when they attacked the militia positions, however, have not received an answer.

At the same time, according to reports, the Russian defense Ministry, “Russian aerospace forces and the Syrian air force on opposition militias, declared a cessation of hostilities and reported in the Russian or American centers of reconciliation for information about his location, the strikes did not cause”.