Putin: it's not Turkey, behind the attack on Russian base in Syria

A drone reportedly captured by the Russian military after an attack on two military bases in Syria

Putin: it's not Turkey, behind the attack on Russian base in Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that the drones that attacked Russian air and naval bases in Syria last week were launched from positions held by "moderate opposition".

The US Defense Department said it would not comment when asked if the United States knows who was responsible for the attacks. As for this kind of incidents, there is nothing good about them.

The attacks in Syria were provocations aimed at undermining Russia's relations with its partners, including Turkey, Putin told reporters in Moscow, according to Russia's Sputnik news agency.

It is curious that Russian Federation would blame Turkey, given that the two countries have improved relations over the past year. "We understand it perfectly well so we will work together", the Russian leader stressed.

The drone strike is the latest of a recent flurry of mysterious attacks against Russian forces in Syria, and military officials are still clueless as to who's behind them.

"As for these attacks, they were undoubtedly prepared well".

The Russian military said that the attack originated from the village of Muazzara, which is located in the Idlib region of Syria. These aerial vehicles were disguised - I would like to stress that - as homemade.

The statements come after Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier this day that he knew, who the perpetrators of the attack were, adding that he believed Turkey had nothing to do with the issue.

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