UK Confirms Determination to Respect Flight Safety Rules Over Syria

Russian Air Force's long-range aircraft hit ISIS targets in Syria

 

The UK Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday the intention to respect flight safety rules over Syria signed by Russia and the United States, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Thursday following the talks between Russian and British defense officials.

    Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and representative of the UK Defense Ministry Peter Watkins held talks.

“Peter Watkins confirmed the intention of the British side to keep the ‘rules’ of the Russian-US Memorandum of Mutual Understanding on preventing incidents and providing security for aviation during the operations in the Syrian airspace,” the statement said.

The statement added that Watkins also expressed condolences over the downing of the Russian Su-24 attack aircraft downed on November 24 and the deaths of the Russian servicemen in Syria.

 

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