Not ‘Our Man’ Anymore: How Moscow Reacted to Trump’s Strike on Syria

On Thursday night, U.S. warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an Al Shayrat airbase, controlled by the Syrian government.

President Donald Trump ordered the strike after a chemical weapons attack killed more than 70 civilians in the Syrian province of Idlib on Wednesday.

Moscow has already abandoned its safety cooperation with the U.S. air Force, and called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation.

Russian officials have responded to the strike in various ways.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claimed that the Trump administration has demonstrated “its lack of originality and its dependence on the Washington establishment.” He also indicated that Trump went back on his campaign rhetoric, where he emphasized the importance of a joint fight against the Islamic State, preferring it to a “furious fight with the legitimate government of Syria.” Medvedev also criticized Trump for not informing the U.S. Congress about the military operation, which approached “the verge of a military conflict with Russia.”

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Source By https://themoscowtimes.com

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