Russia gets no complaints from US over planes’ risky encounters in Syria — ministry



January 11, 13:33UTC+3MOSCOW
The Russian Defense Ministry says the US-led coalition preferred to act stealthily, that allows the coalition to dodge the responsibility for the death of civilians caused by tragic mistakes


MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has received no official protests from the United States over any incidents that might be described in “dangerous proximity” terms of Russian fighters with US Air Force planes in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday.

Konashenkov was commenting on recent claims by the commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Brigadier General Charles Corcoran, about some “dangerous encounters” with Russian planes reported by US pilots.

“It is hard to understand whether those statements were General Corcoran’s sincere opinion of his own or not or if he, just like many others, has been used by the outgoing US Administration for its Russophobic farewell…

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