Russia suspends air safety deal with US
BEIRUT - Associated PressRussia says it’s suspending a deal with the U.S. to prevent mid-air collisions over Syria in response to the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in statement that Moscow is suspending a memorandum with the U.S. to prevent incidents and ensure flight safety.
Under the memorandum, signed after Russia launched an air campaign in Syria in September 2015, Russia and the U.S. had exchanged information about their flights to avoid incidents in the crowded skies over Syria.
Russia has several dozen warplanes and batteries of air-defense missiles at its base in Syria.