Defense Ministry called the participants of the incident between the planes of Russia and the USA

The dangerous convergence of Russian and American aircraft in the skies of Syria was the fault of the US military, told the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov.

“The seventeenth of October of this year, while in the airspace East of the city of Deir ez-Zor, the crew of an American aircraft distant radar detection E-3 AWACS in violation of the rules of safety of flights has decreased by almost one kilometer from their height and dangerously close to a distance less than 500 meters to Russian fighter su-35”, — Konashenkov was quoted by RIA Novosti.