Russia cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft over Syria

Russia cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft over Syria

Russia’s command cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft’s flights over Syria after the Syrian government declared the closure of airspace over Idlib, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria Oleg Zhuravlev said.

"In such conditions, the command of the Russian taskforce cannot guarantee safety of flights by Turkish planes over Syria," he stressed.

A source in the Syrian defense ministry said on Sunday that Turkish F-16 fighter jets had downed two Syrian warplanes over the Idlib de-escalation zone, the pilots had ejected themselves. The source also said that Syrian air defense systems had destroyed six Turkish drones, TASS recalls.

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