Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forcesRussian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Speaking at a security conference in Moscow, Shoigu restated Russia’s view that the strike — which Washington conducted in response to what it said was a deadly chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces — was “a crude violation of international law.” U.S. officials said at the time that they had informed Russian forces ahead of the strikes.



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