Friday, April 7, 2017

Kremlin Reacts To Last Night's U.S. Missile Attack On Syria

NBC: Russia Calls U.S. Strike on Syria ‘Act of Aggression’, Suspends Deconfliction Deal

MOSCOW — Russia reacted strongly to America's missile strike on Syria early Friday, calling it an "act of aggression" and suspending an agreement that prevents direct conflict between U.S. and Russia forces in the region.

The launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles was an "egregious and obvious violation of international law that cannot be justified," its foreign ministry said in a statement.

It called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting "to discuss" the response.

President Vladimir Putin also believes the response will further harm relations between Washington and Moscow, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov told local news agencies.

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More News On Russian Reaction To Last Night's U.S. Missile Attack On Syria

Putin believes US attack on Syria violates international law – spokesman -- RT
Syria war: Russia condemns US missile strike on 'chemical weapons' base -- BBC
Russia condemns U.S. missile strike on Syria, suspends key air agreement -- Washington Post
Russia suspends military communication line with US in Syria -- The Hill
Furious Putin calls US airstrikes an 'illegal act of aggression' and suspends deal to avoid mid-air clashes with American fighter jets over Syria -- Daily Mail
Moscow slams US 'aggression' in Syria, suspends air safety deal -- AFP
Russia condemns Syria missile strike ordered by Trump -- CNN
Kremlin: Risk of US-Russia collision in Syria 'significantly increased' -- CNN
Putin: Syria strike illegal, damages US-Russia ties -- Al Jazeera
Russian U.N. Envoy Warns of ‘Negative Consequences’ of U.S. Syria Strike -- Daily Mail
Russia calls emergency U.N. task force meeting on Syria strikes -- Reuters
Putin, security council discuss keeping Russia air force presence in Syria -- Reuters
Russia was informed about US strikes in Syria — Kremlin -- TASS
Russian military brass says only 40% of US missiles hit targeted Syrian base -- TASS
Putin, security council discuss keeping Russia air force presence in Syria -- Reuters
Russia says Syrian air defenses to be beefed up after U.S. strikes: agencies -- Reuters
Russia's cruise missile-armed frigate heading for Syria’s Tartus — source -- TASS
Russian air defense system protects its facilities in Syria 'round the clock' -- TASS
Russian bases in Syria are protected by air defense missiles: RIA -- Reuters
Russia's Lavrov says hopes Syria strikes won't irreparably hurt U.S. ties -- Reuters
Missile Strikes on Syria Put U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk -- New York Times

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