Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko called on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Foreign Ministry of the United Kingdom with a request to clarify the information that the British pilots have allegedly been allowed to strike the Russian planes in Iraq, reports Deutsche Welle. In addition, the military attaché at the British Embassy in Moscow was invited to the Russian Defense Ministry, where he was handed a note to provide official explanations on this matter.

As QHA reported earlier, the British media, citing sources in the Defense Ministry of the Kingdom, have started disseminating information that the British Air Forces have been instructed to blow out Russian aircrafts in the case of direct contact with the latter in Iraqi airspace.