US Commander Accuses Russia of ‘Buffoonery in the Air’ in Syria

Voice of America News reports: “A top U.S. military commander accused the Russian air force of encouraging its pilots to engage in ‘buffoonery in the air,’ raising the risk of accidents or even conflict in Syria.

Lieutenant General Alexus Grynkewich, the combined forces air component commander for U.S. Central Command, told reporters Wednesday Russian jets continue to violate deconfliction protocols in Syria multiple times a day, putting U.S. forces at risk.

And despite previous warnings from the United States, Grynkewich said Russia’s aggressiveness seems to be worsening.

‘We’ve had instances as recently as just earlier this morning, in Syria time, where a Russian aircraft came into our airspace,’ he told reporters during a virtual briefing…”

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