Russian Defense Ministry is awaiting clarification on the situation from the coalition group, led by the United States.
“The United States did nothing when the ISIS advanced on Palmyra,” said Churkin, “and the time chosen for the air strikes, to us it may seem, frankly, suspicious at the first glance.”
62 soldiers were killed, about 100 people were injured, reports RIA Novosti citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
“The purpose of the joint group on implementation of the agreements is to launch a broad coordination between the United States and the Russian Federation,” announced in Russian Defense Ministry.
In addition, the Defense Ministry has learned that the coalition used drones for air strikes in Syria.
“If these strikes were caused by wrong target coordinates, it is a direct consequence of the stubborn unwillingness of the American side to coordinate its actions against terrorist groups in Syria.”
As the secretary of the U.S. Defense Ministry, Peter Cook said that the Ministry is continuing to collect information about the air strikes. The Pentagon assured that positions of the militants, not the government army, was their target. This is stated in the official announcement of the department.
“I believe the United States flagrantly violated the agreement on cessation of hostilities”, the spokesman of the Ministry of Defence announced.