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(Worthy News) - Senior Pentagon leaders and their Russian counterparts on Wednesday fine tuned plans to ensure warplanes from both countries operating in the skies above Syria stay out of each other’s way.
Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin and Joint Staff Director for Strategic Plans and Policy Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie held a video teleconference from the Pentagon with officials from the Russian Ministry of Defense to discuss the deconfliction pact.
“The two sides committed to adhering to the [deal] on flight safety as long as each side is operating in Syria,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. “The conversation was constructive and the two sides agreed to continue safety discussions in this format in the future,” he added. [ ... Read More (Source) ]