7773. 5/19/2017

MILITARY/RUSSIA/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Russia has condemned a series of US coalition airstrikes on a military convoy allied with President Bashar al-Assad in Syria as ‘totally unacceptable.’
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov hit out at the attack Friday [5-19-17], according to state news agency RIA-Novosti.
‘Any military actions leading to the aggravation of the situation in Syria definitely affect the political process, especially if such actions are committed against the Syrian armed forces,’ Gatilov is quoted as saying. ‘This is totally unacceptable; it is a violation of Syrian sovereignty.’
The US said Thursday it had struck a convoy of 20 pro-regime vehicles in Syria a day earlier.
It is the second time since Donald Trump became President that the US has intentionally struck pro-regime forces in Syria.”

-James Masters, “Russia: US strikes on pro-regime forces in Syria ‘totally unacceptable’,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, May 19, 2017 11:07am

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