Twilight News / raised media reports claimed that Britain granted its pilots involved in the air operations against al "Daash" in Iraq, the "green light" to target the Russian aircraft, a sensation in both London and Moscow over the past few hours.
While quick to Moscow's request for "clarification" from London on what came in the reports, attributed to "senior members of the British government", has denied a spokesman for the Government of the United Kingdom in the Middle East and North Africa, Edwin Smoal, the health of those reports, which he described as "inaccurate. "
He said British spokesman, in a statement issued Sunday evening, that "the British military attache to Moscow, met with officials from the Russian Ministry of Defense Sunday .. where the Russian government asked for clarification on media reports are inaccurate, regarding the rules of engagement for the aircraft RAF in Iraq."
The statement added, that the military Annex stressed "the British government concerned about the Russian military operation in Syria, including the targeting of the moderate opposition groups, using unguided weapons, leading to the fall of the large numbers of civilian casualties."
The TV "Russia Today" has quoted the Russian ambassador in London, Alexander Yakovenko, saying that "these reports have raised concern Moscow, they are based on statements attributed to senior members of the British government."
Russian diplomat also expressed surprise at the hypothesis of a possible outbreak of Saddam between the Russian and British aircraft in Iraqi airspace, saying: "It is well known that the Russian Air Force does not participate in strikes Daash sites in the territory of this country."
He continued by saying: "On the other hand, the British airline is not involved in the international coalition operations in Syria .. Thus the question is: What is the significance of such leaks provocative? .. And those who need to raise their morale in this way?", He says.