The Kremlin said the US strike on Assad army “monstrous incident”


Air strikes of the coalition led by the US, jeopardize the ceasefire in Syria, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

The Kremlin considered the airstrike a “monstrous incident”. “You know and talked about it our military that de-facto and the only party that has complied with this cease-fire remains only the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic”, — said Peskov.

Now the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia, with U.S. Secretary of state “are constantly in touch,” added the press Secretary of the President.

Strike aircraft of the US coalition attacked positions of the Syrian army on Saturday, September 17, in the area of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. This was stated by the representative of the armed forces of Syria, Reuters reported. US planes intended to attack the positions of the “Islamic state” (ISIS, a terrorist organization banned in Russia). In particular, the aircraft was intended to strike at the tanks of the IG, CNN reported, citing a representative of the administration in Washington. All planes destroyed six military vehicles, and the strike was in error, the source said the Washington Post.

The US military has warned Russia that they intend to strike in this area, where they struck not for the first time. Planes would not strike if they knew that there are positions of the Syrian army, said in a statement the U.S. Department of defense. The air strikes were suspended after reports of Russia about the wrong bumps.

As a result of strike killed at least 80 Syrian soldiers, said human rights activists of the Syrian Observatory for human rights.

Russia has called for the U.S. attack emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Syria’s defense Ministry called the strike “open aggression”.

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