Kremlin: Publication of Russian military pilots’ data in Ukrainian media was hostile act

Vladimir Putin's press secretary said that Russian special services "surely keep an eye" on that situation.

The Kremlin has described as a "hostile act" the publication in Ukrainian mass media of personal data of Russian pilots flying combat missions in Syria and promised that the necessary measures would be taken to protect Russian military servicemen.

"Honestly, this is the first time I hear about that from you, but our special services surely keep an eye on that," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, when asked about the publication in Ukrainian media and social networks of photographs and other personal data of Russian career military taking part in the special operation in Syria.

"Surely, hostile actions against our country and our military servicemen will go on, and, of course, proper counter-measures will be taken to ensure the safety of our men," Peskov said.

Russian air operation in Syria should be assessed by military experts 

The Kremlin believes that the timeframe and success criteria of the Russian Aerospace Force operation in Syria should be determined by the military.

"Ask the military about it," Peskov told reporters, answering a question about the success criteria of the Russian military operation against terrorists in Syria.

The Kremlin official said that Russian actions in Syria are aimed "at supporting the offensive of the Syrian armed forces in the fight against terrorist and extremist groups."

First published by TASS.

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