While declining to characterize the phone call, McKenzie stressed that "the USA had nothing to do with the attacks on the Russian air base and that's a flat assertion, and I want to be very clear on that". "Each drone used in the attack carried 10 such ammunition pieces", Novikov said. Three of the drones survived the landing and the Russian defense ministry has posted images of them.
According to Novikov, creating this sort of weapon is impossible in home-made conditions.
The attack heightened tensions between Russian Federation and Turkey, which wields significant influence with some rebel groups in Idlib. It's believed to be the first instance that a drone swarm attacking military has been officially documented.
MOSCOW (AP) - 's foreign minister is visiting for talks focusing on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the situation in Syria, where both nations support President Bashar Assad.
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Russian Federation has repeatedly insinuated that the rebels who carried out the drone attack on its military bases in Syria had help from the US, Turkey, and even Ukraine. We know whom and how much they paid for these provocations....
During the phone call initiated by Putin, the Russian president stated that Turkey had nothing to do with the drone attack on military targets in Syria. In fact, it is quite obvious that there were elements of high-tech nature there.
He added that those behind the attack were aiming to thwart the Russia-Turkey-Iran agreement on de-escalation zones.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria last month where he ordered the start of a pullout of Russian troops, saying their task in the war-torn country had been largely completed.