Following the US strike against the Syrian base of Shayrat, Russia is forced to take additional measures to ensure the safety of its military in Syria, said Russian Defense Minister Serguei Choigou.
The US attack on the Syrian base of Shayrat on April 7 has created a danger for the safety of the Russian military in Syria, said on Wednesday the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Choigou.
“We consider the series of strikes to be a blatant violation of international law. On the other hand, the steps taken by Washington have created a threat to the lives of our military who are fighting terrorism in Syria, “he said, speaking at a conference on international security, Hui in Moscow.
According to Mr. Choïgou, Russia is forced to take additional measures to ensure the safety of its forces in Syria.
The United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria’s Shayrat air base on the night of 6-7 April, which Washington said would have served as a starting point for Syrian aircraft attacking opposition groups Khan Sheikhoun. Moscow strongly criticized Washington’s move and demanded evidence of Damascus’s involvement in the alleged attack.