Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called the US missile strike at the Shayrat airbase in Syria a threat to the Russian military. These words were made during the Minister's speech at the plenary session of the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security.
"Washington's actions have created a threat to the lives of our servicemen who are fighting terrorism in Syria. Such steps force us to take additional measures to ensure the security of the personnel of the Russian military force, "said Sergei Shoigu. In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called US actions a violation of international law. Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehkan joined the criticism of the US air strike on Syria and accused the US authorities of "creating a new fascism"
The forum, which presents military and security experts from many countries around the world, opened in the Russian capital on April 26. It involves high-level officials from 26 countries, including the defense ministers of China, India and Iran. NATO countries ignore the event.