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October 25, 2018 11:58 am

Kremlin Alarmed by Report That US Led Drone Attack on Russian Base In Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.

The Kremlin said on Thursday that it was very alarmed by a report from the Russian Defense Ministry alleging that a US spy plane coordinated a drone attack on Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria in January.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said earlier on Thursday that a US Poseidon-8 spy plane had helped coordinate an attack by 13 drones on the base, the TASS news agency reported.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he could not rule out that President Vladimir Putin would raise the alleged drone attack with US President Donald Trump. The two leaders are expected to meet in Paris on Nov. 11.

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