Russian Federation now blames Turkey for drone attacks, not US


The Russian President also added that the nation is aware of how well-prepared the attacks were and "when, where and how many" drones were handed over.

The Russians claimed that only countries with high-tech capabilities could have supplied the materials, but they didn't specify any country.

The development comes one day after the Russian Ministry of Defense implied that the US had helped coordinate the drone attacks on Hmeimim air base and Tartus naval facility.

In an interview with Sputnik, Turkish military analysts commented on the drones recently launched by terrorists at the Russian military facilities in Hmeymim and Tartus in Syria.

Russian Federation claimed to have electronically brought down three of the 13 drones that swarmed its military bases in Syria.

Russian lawmakers skipped decorum, bluntly accusing the US of sponsoring the drone attack.

'When the terrorists arrived at the facility where they were to board a minibus, the whole subversive group was eliminated by the Krasnopol high-precision munition, ' the ministry said in its official statement. The first assault, reportedly carried out by an infiltration squad armed with mortars, resulted in two Russian servicemen being killed and damage to warplanes at Khmeimim Airbase.

"Any suggestion that US or coalition forces played a role in an attack on a Russian base is without any basis in fact and is utterly irresponsible", said Marine Maj. The agreement has helped reduce fighting and warm ties between Russian Federation and Turkey.

The attack occurred a few days after mortar and rocket shelling of the Hemeimeem air base.

The business daily Kommersant reported the attack destroyed seven aircraft and caused a powerful explosion at an ammunition depot.

The ministry denied an attack preceded the crash.

Russia's Khmeimim Airbase came under attack twice in as many weeks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria last month where he ordered the start of a pullout of Russian troops, saying their task in the war-torn country had been largely completed. "The Motherland is proud of you".