President Trump's decision to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase late Thursday "causes significant damage to Russian-American relations, which were already in a deplorable state," said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding that Putin sees the airstrikes as a violation of international law. On Friday morning, Russia condemned the U.S. missile attack — which came in response to a chemical attack on Tuesday that killed more than 70 people in Idlib — and said it was suspending a deal with the U.S. meant to prevent mid-air collisions between U.S. and Russian aircraft flying over Syria. The Russian military also pledged to help Syria strengthen its air defenses.

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