Kremlin accuses US of involvement in drone attack on Russian military base in Syria
The attack of drones on Russian military facilities in Syria, is believed to be the work of US special services, as stated by the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich to RIA Novosti.
On Monday, January 8th, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the militants operating in Syria had access to advanced technologies that allow drones to drop professionally assembled explosives precisely on assigned coordinates at a distance of up to 100 km from the target. According to the Defense Ministry, this is what allowed the militants to conduct a mass drone attack on the Russian air base in Khmeimim and the logistics center of the Navy in the port at Tartus on the night of January 5-6.
According to Klintsevich, such an attack would not be possible without the support of special services, because the militants themselves could not get the necessary components, and besides, when planning an attack on Russian facilities in Syria, it was necessary to know the situation very well.
"These are new variants of the terrorist war, they will be improved and tightened, and terrorists will test new technologies. It is in testing these new technologies that will allow them to be transferred [to terrorist groups] in different countries. In Syria, drones can be shot down, there are appropriate weapons. But in urban conditions, when there is a large crowd of people, it is almost impossible," stated Klintsevich, expressing outrage at the cynicism with which Western special services operate.
It is emphasized in the message by the Ministry of Defense that thanks to technology, the militants have been able to strike from far away distances, which can be used to carry out terrorist attacks "in any country."