The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and his US colleague Mark Milli had a telephone conversation about this the day before.
As it was emphasized from the Russian side, the international coalition was warned in advance about the passage of the Russian column.
“Despite this, in violation of existing agreements, US military personnel attempted to block the Russian patrol. In response to this, the military police of the Russian Armed Forces took the necessary measures to prevent the incident and further fulfill the task, ”the ministry said.
During a telephone conversation, the American side was given comprehensive explanations of this situation, they added.
Earlier, the National Security Council at the White House said that Russian soldiers violated bilateral agreements on the prevention of conflicts in Syria, as a result of which American soldiers were injured.
It was alleged that on the morning of August 25, in the area of Derik in northeastern Syria, “a Russian car crashed into a coalition armored vehicle.”
On August 26, Valery Gerasimov had a telephone conversation with Mark Milli.