Deputy Head of the Syrian Foreign Ministry noted that Damascus and its allies 'do not intend to threaten the US or threaten security in the world', but they would be able to defend the Syrian sovereignty and independence.
Before that, the Russian Ministry of Defence had reported about its plans to reinforce and increase effectiveness of the air defence system in Syria after the US had carried out its strikes. As Igor Konashenkov, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defence, claimed, 'to cover most vulnerable facilities of the Syrian infrastructure, a complex of measures on reinforcement and increase of effectiveness of the air defence system of the Syrian Armed Forces will be taken in the nearest future'.
Washington will not defend Ukraine from Russia. Rising tensions in the Donbass help the Americans strive for their own far-reaching goals in the international arena