Russia to halt flights safety memo with U.S. in Syria – Russian media

12:45, 07 April 2017
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Russia's Foreign Ministry has announced a halt to the memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria, which was earlier signed with the United States, in the wake of a U.S. strike on the Syrian airbase, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

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"The Russian side is suspending the memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria signed with the U.S.," the ministry said, TASS wrote.

"We're urging the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the current situation," the ministry said.

Read alsoSyrian military source says U.S. missile strike caused 'losses'The ministry claims the strike was prepared in advance. Washington decided on the missile strike on Syria prior to the developments in Idlib province, the statement said.

The U.S. strike on Syria is an attempt to distract attention from the situation in Iraq's Mosul, the statement said.

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