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Pentagon: Russia and the United States shall fulfil in good faith the agreement on safety in ATS

WASHINGTON, January 13. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Kirsanov/. Both Russia and the United States shall fulfil in good faith the bilateral Memorandum on safety in the course of military operations in Syria. This assessment of the observance by the parties to this agreement has given a press briefing, assistant Secretary of defense for international security Affairs Elissa Slotkin.

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She recalled that on the American side coordinated work aimed at the preparation of the said document . In Washington, you know, “how important is this Memorandum of understanding, and both our (country) faithfully perform, and it helps to ensure the safety of our pilots,” said senior official of the Pentagon. However, she said that Russia and the United States “also learned (lessons) learned from the moments of tension” occurring when performing flights in the airspace of Syria.

Slotkin has confirmed that, as she said earlier, advocated the extension of the Memorandum if necessary. “We are constantly improving this document since the start (of its execution). I’m all for the expansion (Memorandum) as required, to all these guys (military pilots of Russia and the USA) was safe. Absolutely,” – said the assistant head of the American Ministry of defense.

However, it is not explained whether only expresses one’s own position or opinion of the whole of the outgoing US administration and the incoming January 20, a new team led by President Donald trump. Today’s working day in the U.S. military was for Slotkin as she said the last. Slotkin said that the current leadership of the Pentagon has already provided the transition team trump their recommendations including the continuation of anti-terrorist operations in Syria and Iraq.

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