The above information is given by the news agency TASS On August 19, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit was quoted as saying by the deputy director of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria.
Vadim Kulit said: “On August 19, from 6:08 am to 6:16 am (local time), two F-35 fighters of the US-led coalition came dangerously close to the pair of aircraft. Su -35 of the Russian Aerospace Forces when our aircraft were on a routine sortie over Syria’s southern border.”
According to Vadim Kulit, the incident took place in Al-Tanf area at an altitude of about 9,000 metres.
Vadim Kulit accused the US-led coalition of continuing to act, saying “the Russian pilots showed high professionalism and took the necessary and timely measures to prevent a collision.” This could lead to dangerous aviation incidents, as well as a worsening of the situation in Syria. airspace
Russian Su-35. Photo: US Air Force
Earlier, on 14 August, Russian Su-35 fighter jets narrowly avoided a collision with an American F-35 in the Al-Tanf area. The incident took place at an altitude of 9,100 metres.
Firm TASS On 12 August, it was reported that two Su-34 bombers and two Su-35s of the Russian Air Force were targeted by two F-35 fighters of the US-led coalition in Syria.
In late July, the US military alleged that a Russian warplane flew within meters of a US MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Syria and opened fire, causing serious damage to the aircraft’s components. MQ-9 propeller. The incident happened just a week before a Russian Su-35 was said to have come close to a US MC-12 spy plane in the area.
Tensions remain high between Russian and NATO forces in Syria, prompting the US to expand its forces in the region, including F-22 fifth-generation fighters as well as F-16 fighters. deployment is included. F-35 and A-10 attack aircraft.
According to the news agency TASSVadim Kulit said on 19 August that in the Idlib de-escalation area, a group of gunmen affiliated with the Turkestan Islamic Party opened fire with artillery. In the past 24 hours, airstrikes were carried out on Syrian government forces in Aleppo province.