Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Mediterranean Sea June 28, 2016. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Via Reuters
MOSCOW - 21 June 2017: Russia accused the US-led coalition of complicity with terrorism after downing a drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria, Sputnik news agency reported.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday that US strikes on the Syrian Armed Forces' aircraft and drone mean aiding terrorists.
"In the case of strikes [by US forces on the aircraft and drone of the Syrian Armed Forces], we are dealing with an open complicity with the terrorists operating on Syrian soil," Ryabkov said.