Saturday, May 6, 2017

Russia And The U.S. Agree To Air Safety Measures Over The Skies Of Syria

Sukhoi Su-25 ground-attack planes at Hmeimim airbase in Syria © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik

Reuters: Russia says agrees with U.S. to implement Syria air agreement: agencies

The Russian and U.S. chiefs of general staff agreed on Saturday to fully resume the implementation of a joint memorandum on preventing mid-air incidents over Syria, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian Defence Ministry as saying.

Russian General Valery Gerasimov and General Joseph Dunford of the United States discussed in a phone call the Syria de-escalation zones and agreed to continue working on additional measures aimed to avoid clashes in Syria.

The aircraft safety memorandum was signed in October 2015 after Russia began bombing targets in Syria to support Syrian government forces in their fight against Islamic State and other armed groups.

Read more ....

Update #1: Russia: Deal reached with US to prevent Syria mid-air collisions (The Hill)
Update #2: Russian & US top brass discuss plan for Syrian safe zones (RT)
Update #3: Russia, US confirm readiness to reinstate memorandum on air safety over Syria (TASS)

WNU Editor: I am sure the back-channels were/are also open to make sure that if something does go wrong .... it can be minimised and defused. At least that is what I hope is the case.

1 comment:

Jac said...

I am sad when I see we don't have the best way to lead the world: an American-Russian alliance. Of course there are a lot of old problems to what? One day we have to fix them anyway. The future will be so much different: who can resist with such an alliance?