Russia warns US-led coalition over downing of Syrian jet

Defence ministry says planes flying west of Euphrates river will be treated as targets and that it has suspended safety agreement with US

Russia’s defence ministry has said it will treat any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates river in Syria as a potential target, after the US military shot down a Syrian air force jet on Sunday.

The ministry also said it was suspending a safety agreement with Washington designed to prevent collisions and dangerous incidents in Syrian airspace.

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June 19th, 2017 by