Russia's Suspension of US Cooperation on Syrian Airspace Elevates Risk of Clash

April 07, 2017 04:54 PM
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Russia on Friday condemned the U.S. strike on a government-controlled air base in Syria, saying it would bolster Syria's air defenses in response. President Vladimir Putin's office called the action a "significant blow" to the Russia-U.S. relationship. The tension comes just ahead of a visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.