Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned U.S. air strikes on Syria in response to an apparent chemical attack as an act of “aggression against a sovereign state” and suspended an agreement to avoid hostile incidents in the skies.

 

 

“During the meeting deep concern had been expressed over the inevitable negative consequences of such aggressive actions for the common efforts in the fight against terrorism,” Peskov said.

 

The Shayrat Airfield was hit early Friday morning by 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the USS Porter and USS Ross, two Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea. The U.S. said it was a limited strike against the airbase from which the suspected chemical attack was launched.

 

 

 

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