The Russian defence ministry and the Kremlin have yet to make any comment on the strikes announced by US President Donald Trump. She also said that no country should use chemical weapons and go unpunished.
(G.N.S) DT.14 After a recent chemical attack near Damascus, US President Donald Trump threatened Russian Federation to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria. "The worldwide community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life".
In Damascus, Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the Western missile strikes were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, left, Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations Olof Skoog, second from left, British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce, second from right, and American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vote on a resolution during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. "We convinced him to remain".
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said any United States missile salvo could be an attempt to destroy evidence of the reported gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, for which Damascus and Moscow have denied any responsibility.
"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway".
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With tensions growing, pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria over the next 72 hours.
During his address, President Trump said U.S. forces were prepared to sustain this response "until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents" and issued a direct message to Russian Federation and Iran which he said are "most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime".
Russian Federation has military forces, including air defenses, in several areas of Syria to support President Bashar Assad in his long war against anti-government rebels. In fact, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no additional attacks were planned.
U.S., British and French attack aircraft, including two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers, launched stealthy, long-range missiles from outside Syrian airspace, officials said.
"It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site".