Syria: Russia and Israel engage in air safety exercises

Training underway, information exchange on flight activities

15 October, 15:49

    (ANSAmed) - MOSCOW, OCTOBER 15 - The Russian defense ministry said Thursday that joint training of Russian and Israeli air force pilots had begun in order to ensure air safety in Syria. The ministry noted that a line of contact had been established between the Russian air base of Hmeimin near Latakia and the Israeli forces. The first training phase ended on Wednsday, organized as part of ''cooperation between Russian and Israeli air forces to prevent dangerous incidents in the skies of the Syrian Republic,'' spokesman Konashenko said. ''Information exchange has also been organized on flight activities between the Russian control center on the Hmeimin base and Israeli air forces commanders.'' On Thursday a second training phase is being held, said the ministry spokesman. (ANSAmed).

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