The Russian Defense Ministry summoned a military attaché at the US Embassy in Moscow to hand over a note on the suspension of Russia's compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding with the US in Syria, the news agency Interfax reported, referring to the commentary of the official representative of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.
According to the note, military cooperation with the United States ends at 00:00 on April 8.
"About an hour ago, a military attaché was summoned to the Russian Military Department at the US Embassy in Moscow; He was officially handed a note on the Russian Federation suspending its obligations under the Memorandum of Understanding starting from zero hours on April 8," the Russian Defense Ministry official said.
Russia unilaterally suspended the work of the hotline for the prevention of air incidents in Syria as well.
“This afternoon, a note of the Russian Defense Ministry was sent to the Pentagon via military-diplomatic channels on the termination of the work of the hotline channels operating within the framework of the memorandum,” Konashenkov said.
The United States, expressed its disappointment with the latest actions of the Russian Federation.
On the morning of April 8, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the response of the Russian Federation indicates the Kremlin's support of the Assad regime, according to the White House press service.
“I am disappointed by this response of the Russians, as it shows the continued support of the Assad regime. It's frustrating, but not surprising," Tillerson said.
Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning of April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against the forces of the Bashar Assad regime. The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib.
As a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.
The UN Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria on April 4, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia called it categorically unacceptable.