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US has nothing to object to Russia’s actions in Syria with — upper house speaker

October 09, 2015, 3:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russia’s Aerospace Forces started delivering pinpoint strikes at facilities of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria on September 30
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MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. The speaker of the upper house of Russia’s parliament, the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko said the United States has nothing to object to Russia’s actions in Syria with as they are strictly in accordance with international law.

"We did not expect applause from some of our partners in this connection [Russian Air Force operation in Syria]. And they have nothing to object, as Russia’s actions are in strict accordance with international law," Matviyenko told journalists while commenting on the US Defense Department’s statement that Russia’s strategy in Syria is erroneous.

Russia’s Aerospace Forces started delivering pinpoint strikes at facilities of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria on September 30. The air group comprises over 50 aircraft and helicopters, including Su-24M, Su-25 and state-of-the-art Su-34 aircraft. Dozens of terrorist facilities have been hit by Russian aircraft over the past few days.

On Wednesday, October 7, four missile ships of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla fired 26 Kalibr cruise missiles [NATO codename Sizzler] at militants’ facilities in Syria. On Thursday the Syrian army passed to a large-scale offensive.

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