US and Russian military officials hold video conference

Thursday, 9 February, 2017 - 11:45

Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis announced, that US and Russian military officials held a video conference on deconfliction in the Syrian airspace.

“Defense Department officials discussed ongoing work regarding the safety of operations since the two sides last met. The two sides reiterated the utility of adhering to the memorandum of understanding to avoid accidents and misunderstandings in the air space over Syria,” Jeff Davis reported.

The Pentagon Spokesman also noted that the talks was carried out under the existing Memorandum of Understanding for the safety of flights in Syria (signed in October of 2015). This conference was held to ensure that United States and Russia would continue to abide by measures to mitigate incidents.