Russia Halts Cooperation With US In Syria, Will "Intercept Any Aircraft" In Russian Areas Of Operation

Tyler Durden's picture

Shortly after Russia's deputy foreign minister slammed the US downing of a Syrian Su-22 jet as an "act of aggression" and "support for terrorists", Russia announced that starting June 19 it was halting all interactions with the US under the framework on the "memorandum of incident prevention in Syrian skies", the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday, thereby assuring the probability of even more deadly escalations between Russia and the US-led coalition.

In retaliation, the ministry warned that Russian missile defense will intercept any aircraft in the area of operations of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria,

"In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying ojects, including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international coalition discovered west of the Euphrates River will be followed by Russian air and ground defenses as air targets," the Russian Defense Ministry announced, quoted by Sputnik.

Contrary to the earlier statement by the US according to which, it "contacted its Russian counterparts by telephone via an established "de-confliction line" to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing", Russia claims the US-led coalition command didn't use the deconfliction channel with Russia to avoid an incident during an operation in Raqqa:

"Russian Aerospace Forces' jets were conducting operations in Syrian airspace that time. However, the command of the coalition forces didn't use the existing channel between the air command of the Qatari airbase al Udeid and the [Russian] Hmeymim airbase to avoid incidents over Syria."

The Russian ministry also "demands a thorough investigation by the US command with the provision of its results and measures taken."

"We consider such actions of the US command as an intentional violation of its obligations in the framework of the memo on avoiding incidents and the safety of aviation flights during operations in Syria signed on October 20, 2015."

A bilateral memorandum of understanding was signed between the United States and Russia signed in October 2015 to ensure the safety of flights during combat missions over Syria.

On June 18, the Syrian army said that the US-led coalition had brought down its aircraft in southern Raqqa countryside when it was fulfilling its mission against Daesh. Later, the coalition confirmed the attack saying that it shot down the Syrian government forces' Su-22 aircraft as it had allegedly been bombing in an area where US-backed rebel forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), were stationed, south of Tabqa in the Raqqa province. The US-led coalition called its attack on the Syrian army's jet "collective self-defense," adding that it contacted the Russian military to de-escalate the situation after the incident.

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RawPawg's picture

No-Fly Zone

just say it,Vlad

VinceFostersGhost's picture


We need to get the hell out of there.

svayambhu108's picture

Someone didn't like the interviews... 

Looney's picture


Even a broken Doomsday Clock is right twice a day.   ;-)


fx's picture

Fake news. If it is right, indeed, then only once.

JRobby's picture

The war the neocon / deep state desire is at hand!

There is no "acceptable" way out of this debt crisis in their "minds".


Luc X. Ifer's picture

FYI - in case some don't remember that Iran and China just hold joined naval exercises.

HowdyDoody's picture

Does the Doomsday clock have a tenth-second hand? I think we might need it.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Putin should call Trump and ask" Why are you protecting ISIS? Is this being done on purpose or are you just an idiot?"

IMO if Trump doesn't make MIC heads roll over this latest little "incident", he is no better than Hillary was at Bengazi.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Putin jock-sniffers are out in force.

PrayingMantis's picture

... Untied States of Armageddon ...

Mr. Universe's picture

Trump is more the useful idiot, being spoonfed all the information he needs to make the decisions they want.

Alt RightGirl's picture

Not only that, but Trump risks to get US into more trouble by kissing so much Saudi ass

Trump is Risking a Full-On War With Iran's picture

There wasn't much cooperation anyway.


BullyBearish's picture

Why NONE of These Things Will Happen Under Trumpanyahoo:


Hold press conference exposing the deep state and enlist support of the PEOPLE to do the following:


1. Pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange as a sign he WELCOMES whistle blowers and putting the PEOPLE'S business in the LIGHT

----he/they love doing illegal things in secret and whistleblowers are their worst enemy


2. Begin to revoke the fed's charter by putting Ron Paul in charge of a special investigation of fed malfeasance and destruction of the currency

---the fed gives them free money to fund their wars without going to the PEOPLE for permission


3. Immediately suspend weapon sales to ANY country or organization involved in a current conflict

---the mic would NEVER allow this, war is a business and business is what the zionists are all about


4. Revoke israel's special exemption from foreign lobbying registration and fully audit AIPAC with an intention to uncover bribery and espionage

---the zionists own the corrupt congress, no laws will pass against them as long as they control the money system (fed)


5. Immediately indict Bill and Hillary Clinton and others from the Clinton Foundation on charges of corruption, espionage, and theft

---the zionists will never allow faithful employees to come to bad ends, that would be a sign of their weakness and hurt recruiting efforts


6. Rescind all future payments/allotments to the saudi arabia and israel until they are in compliance with international law and human rights standards

---both are run by zionists and zionists believe that laws are for NON-ZIONISTS


7. Cease saber rattling against Iran and Russia and work toward peaceful, complementary accommodations

---zionists want the natural resources of both countries and the removal of their current governments is the first step


8. Draw down the 600 plus U.S. military bases around the world and bring the Americans HOME

---if anything, more Americans will be sent abroad to further the zionists ambitions


9. Initially shift 30% of the current military budget to domestic infrastructure needs with a mandate of further reductions of 10% per year

---this is really a joke, the "budget" consists of money printed from thin air, there is NO ACCOUNTABILITY because THEY are the accountants




Mr. Universe's picture

When you think about it, nothing happens that the less than 1,000 men an women livin in da swamp that they don't want to. Border wall? no thanks. Balanced budget? Are you crazy? Repair infrastructure? Sorry doesn't pay nearly as well as the MIC.

luky luke's picture

Get ready for World War 3 with Russia, courtesy of IsraHell that wants Syria gone.

Insurrexion's picture

Apperently so are the Hillary cunt sniffers.

Tell us what it is like JuggernUt

The_Juggernaut's picture

Sorry, snowflake.  Unlike you, I worship no politician.

jcbudmo's picture

snowflake = alt. right term referring to an easily triggered ultra sensitive space-space needing lefty, in other words YOU

can you not even think up your own terms of abuse, jeez you people are fucking losers

The_Juggernaut's picture

It's an alt-right term? I guess nobody told Palahniuk. lmfao @ this illiterate.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Downvotes from politician worshippers. Awesome. Keep em coming, slaves.

MrBoompi's picture

You worship at the alter of fake news and its bullshit Russophobia narrative.  Admit ISIS is your ally or go the fuck away.  

Truther's picture

And JuggerNUT cock-suckers are getting crushed.

Mr 9x19's picture

just FUCK that.

nuke the whole fucking region and basta.

getting seriously tired of this kiss-kiss bye-bye situation.

get a fucking stand , hold it, vaporize opponents and it's done.

tssss.... this days ! you can quietly suppress millions of people's vote in your main land, you can land fucking bot on mars but you cannot say a plain FUCK YOU and wipe a place with an icbm ?

go buy a pair of bollocks and end this problem for once. you have so bigger challenges in this century to come instead of
making small proxy war for a fucking nat gaz pipeline.

those jew are really same as sand niggers.

i can't wait the day we put in charge military A.I, it won't take long to calculate who to wipe from the map to get peace on the region.

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

those jew are really same as sand niggers.

that is anti-anti-anti-semite ! :
jews ara god chosen, and sand niggers are just GOY cattle

jeff montanye's picture

well, they don't wish they were muslims or blacks and, while claiming to be democrats (as opposed to authoritarians), they don't seem like whigs either ("Whigs advocated the rule of law, written and unchanging constitutions and protections for minority interests against majority tyranny." [wiki]) as they prefer to rule via their own secret decisions with one of their favorite moves the terrorist attack blamed on muslims (king david hotel, 9-11).

11b40's picture

Only Jews will be allowed to program Mil AI. Watch & see.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

That is unlikely since Asians are the ones majoring in CS, hopefully Asian Americans. More Americans need to start majoring in the hard fields, like engineering. Granted, there are millions of American STEM grads employed in other fields. Only some people seem to stick with it for whatever reason.

jaxville's picture

  I totally agree.  Start by nuking the Eastern Seaboard cities and erasing that vermin from the face of the earth. The West coast centers and regional allies can come next.

MrBoompi's picture

Just kill 'em all.  Then take the oil and gas for your campaign donors.  Then wait for God to welcome you into heaven for a job well done.  

The Ram's picture

I agree that Trump should make heads role, BUT the sad reality is that Trump has no control of the MIC.  In fact, Trump will have decreasing control of anything as we move into to a very dark period for America.  

Endgame Napoleon's picture

The neoCons, with their domestic wing known as the GOPe, will have control, and as with their support for mass, taxpayer-subsidized immigration, they will strike deals with Establishment Democrads, s******g about 80% of the US population.

MrBoompi's picture

It appears Trump was told he must support the official Syria narrative, which is that ISIS is our enemy, but the rebels they are fighting with are our friends.  Our "friends" are our paid mercenaries.  It is no secret the real objective is to overthrow Assad, not to help the Syrian people or eliminate groups like ISIS.  During the campaign Trump repeatedly said we should get out of Syria.  Either he lied about it or they sat him down and gave him an ultimatum.  We all mocked that stupid ass Bush when he proclaimed there was an Axis of Evil, but we've been on course to overthrow these countries ever since.  And the plans as divulged by Wesley Clark appear to be accurate too. There is no legal, ethical, or moral reason to justify what we are doing in Syria.  And even though everyone knows we only care about money and power, it is never mentioned.  

EndOfDayExit's picture

>There is no legal, ethical, or moral reason to justify what we are doing in Syria.

I am afraid this is generally true for any country foreign policy anywhere. The legal, ethical and moral reasons are for the little people. For everyone else there is only game theory - if one can get a certain benefit, while the costs of obtaining it are less than the benefit itself then it is a go. Morals be damned.

This is just an unfortunate way humans are hard-wired.

xrxs's picture

The longer it goes on, the more the truth is discerned. Not a good thing if your strategies rely on deception.

BullyBearish's picture

wake up, it's been staring you in the face since he appointed generals and goldman sux guys to everything and let his boo boo satanyahoo surrogate son-in-law run everything...


trumpanyahoo is becoming killery ON STEROIDS...


the zionists are at war with America and 99% of Americans don't even know...


TheReplacement's picture

Putin should fly to DC and give a presser in front of the Whitehouse and ask why the US is protecting ISIS.  Even then, MSM might ignore it.

Schroedingers Cat's picture

Looks like ISIS gave you a downvote


BarkingCat's picture

I have come to the conclusion that Trump is an absolute pussy.

Still better than what's her name but that's not a tough accomplishment.

One of the major reasons that many people supported him was that he would not do this kind of stuff.

This is exactly opposite to what he said on the campaign trail

philipat's picture

Under International law, the US has absolutely no right to be operating anywhere in Syria. Period. As usual, Russia is showing remarkable restraint but it appears that it has reached a red line and will now start, with legal justification, to start enforcing International law.

pods's picture

I wish I had your optimism.  The USA is clearly operating WAY outside intertational law. But what is international law if not law handed down by the USA for other nation's to operate under.

We are intertational law.  It's a scam.

Russia sure as shit will bitch and moan about these attacks but nothing will ever come from it. It is not restraint, they do not dare attack the US. It sucks.  I would like to see all US forces kicked out of Syria.  But I doubt that will ever happen, and Syria will suffer the same fate as Libya, Egypt, Iraq, etc.

The USA is operating as ISIS's air force for Christ sakes, and yet you will never hear that mentioned by the 4th branch of government.  So the majority of people will never see Syria for what it is.

Sucks all around.


Luc X. Ifer's picture

Russia waits for a prominent NATO or UE member to publicly, officially point an accusing finger at US so that they can fill right away a motion with UN and position themselves together with Iran and China as entitled to retaliate directly against US in the Syria's interest. This may be way closer than perceived now that it seems Germany is badly butt hurt due to the lunatic kabuki played by US shallow oil interests forcing sanctions against Russia's UE energy game. Remember, all wars are resources control & access wars.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

The US needs to get out of the Middle East. Taxpayer money is drained in endless wars. That is exactly what happened to the old Soviet Union, causing its collapse. They got bogged down for decades, trying to change the country of Afghanistan or for a few to benefit from military involvement. Thd US had to respond to 9/11, but did not have to linger there and in Iraq for years, with the middle class getting smaller and more squeezed during all of those years. It is not oil that causes it. The oil in many of these cases goes to Europe.

chunga's picture

Washington - June 19

Top Navy Officials Investigate Collision With Youth Sailing Regatta.

The US Navy Aircraft Carrier, USS Collossal Fraud, was conducting routine operations in international waters as part of the US Task Force Operation "Enduring Fiat" when it collided with several dozen Sunfish sailboats that were said to be navigating erratically. Survivors of the Sailing Regatta remain in custody on suspicion, pending further investigation."

Sorry, there's nothing funny about any of this.