Defense Ministry rejects accusations over airstrikes at civil facilities in Syria

When designating the targets for the airstrikes at the ISIS infrastructure sites in Syria the Russian military use not only the information from Syrian partners, but also the data obtained by space and air reconnaissance, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.

When designating the targets for the airstrikes at the ISIS infrastructure sites in Syria the Russian military use not only the information from Syrian partners, but also the data obtained by space and air reconnaissance, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.

"We are using the data of space and air reconnaissance, but not only the information which we have received from Syrian partners," he told reporters on Oct.6 after a meeting with the military attaches of several countries.

"It has been said more and more frequently that Russian warplanes are hitting the wrong targets," he said.

"You know, this is somehow unprofessionally, this is somehow even offensive," the deputy minister said.

"This is because they believe that this is unclear how we are picking up the targets, this is unclear what kind of targets they are, as if we are almost hitting schools, mosques, as they say, children's institutions," Antonov said.

"The Russian Armed Forces cannot be disrespected so much," he said.

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