Russia puts its air defense forces in combat readiness state

Russia has put its air defense and reconnaissance troops as well as strike units of the Armed Forces in high readiness state, reported by Ekho Moskvy, citing as a source the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov.
According to him, a possible missile attack by the United States on Syria is what prompted these actions.

Earlier on the same day, the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces announced the deployment of military police to the Syrian city of Douma in East Ghouta, which was affected by the chemical attack.
The day before, American planes carried out reconnaissance at Russian bases in Syria.

In addition, according to Turkish media, a U.S. Navy destroyer equipped with 56 Tomahawk cruise missiles is located 100 km from the Russian naval base in Tartus. According to the French media, it is accompanied by the multi-purpose French Navy missile frigate Aquitaine. A German frigate is also not far from Syria’s shores.

  Russian Air Force, Syria