Putin slams drone attacks on Russian military facilities in Syria

Drone attack on Russian bases in Syria came from Turkish-backed rebels – MoD

Drones hijacked and landed by Russian troops in Syria on Jan 6 2018

Two Russian servicemen were reportedly killed in the first Syrian attack carried out by an infiltration squad that also damaged warplanes at Khmeimim Airbase. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the technology used in those drones could only be obtained from a technologically advanced country.

In an interview with Sputnik, Turkish military analysts commented on the drones recently launched by terrorists at the Russian military facilities in Hmeymim and Tartus in Syria. The attack required satellite navigation data that aren't available on the internet, complex engineering works and elaborate tests, Novikov said.

Following the assault, the Russian Defense Ministry had sent letters to the Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, urging them to fulfill its responsibilities to ensure compliance with the ceasefire regime and to prevent such attacks.

The Russian military is investigating which country created the drones, Novikov added.

According to the military official, the substance "cannot be manufactured homemade or extracted from other ammo". That's something Russian Federation and other governments are becoming very aware of.

MOSCOW (AP) - 's foreign minister is visiting for talks focusing on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the situation in Syria, where both nations support President Bashar Assad. He added that Russian Federation knows who was or were behind the provocative attacks, however, didn't disclose the names but to add that it wasn't Turkey.

During the phone call initiated by Putin, the Russian president stated that Turkey had nothing to do with the drone attack on military targets in Syria.

"There were provocateurs, but they weren't the Turks", he said at a televised meeting with Russian newspaper editors Thursday.

"We know who they are, who paid who for this provocation, and what the actual sum was". In fact, it is quite obvious that there were elements of high-tech nature there.

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