The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow urges US to carefully select targets for air strikes

The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow urges US to carefully select targets for air strikes

MOSCOW, February 20. Moscow calls on U.S. and other NATO countries to take a responsible approach to the selection of targets for air strikes to avoid casualties among innocent people. This is stated in the commentary official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, posted Tuesday on the Agency’s website.

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“We urge the U.S. and other NATO countries in a responsible and carefully consider the choice of purpose – as do the Russian HQs in Syria. Already far not the first time that the attacks resulted in NATO planes killed innocent people. Of course, the U.S. and its allies in the conduct of such operations shall be guided by international law to act unilaterally and to coordinate their steps with all stakeholders of the international community”, – noted in comments.

“We Express our deep condolences to the families of employees of the Serbian Embassy in Libya, Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic, who died in the bombing by US planes at the site where they were hostages of the extremist Islamic state (is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist group). These officers of the Embassy of Serbia were occupied by 28 November 2015. Their whereabouts was known to the Belgrade. There were negotiations about the release,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).