Russian Federation accuses U.S. of drone attack on its Syria base

Drones that attacked Russian air base in Syria

The official addressed the statement of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin, who had said on Thursday that the Russian airbase had been simultaneously attacked by 13 combat drones that were controlled remotely from a US Poseidon 8 aircraft.

Management attacked the base of Russia's air strikes in Syria Hamim unmanned aircraft carried out reconnaissance aircraft the US Poseidon-8.

"So manual control is not a farmer of some sort, but a normal, equipped with modern appliances Poseidon-8". Russian news agencies reported Fomin's remarks Wednesday in Beijing.

The minister noted that the drones switched to manual guidance upon encountering Russia's electronic countermeasures, indicating that they were not controlled by Syrian forces, but a "technologically advanced country that has access to such tools; they can not be made in the Syrian desert", Fomin was cited as saying. "It undertook manual control".




The official also said that the USA had supplied Syrian militants with equipment that allowed them to access radio frequencies operated by Russian aviation.

The Russian Defense Ministry had earlier said that on January 6 militants in Syria first massively used drones in the attack on the Russian Hmeymim airbase and the Russian naval base in Tartus.

Peskov added that the incident will likely be raised in the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Paris on November 11.

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