The strikes came after allegations Syrian authorities used chemical weapons to attack its own people which killed at least 86 people and injured several hundred.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, has responded to the launching of 59 tomahawk missiles by the US by manoeuvring a warship off the Syrian coast and has vowed to bolster missile defences in the Middle East country.
The US and Russia are currently facing off to one another over Syria
The frigate Admiral Grigorovich, which is armed with cruise missiles and a self-defence system, has moved from the Black Sea and is expected to dock in Syria later today.
The ship will most likely pass through Mediterranean waters close to where the USS Ross and USS Porter fired the tomahawk missiles that struck the al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs in the early hours of Friday.
Mr Putin called the US missile strike an "illegal act of aggression" and scrapped an agreement to avoid mid-air clashes between Russian and US fighter jets.
Admiral Grigorovich sails along the Bosphorus
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that the US strikes were one step away from clashing with the Russian military.
Mr Medvedev, writing on social media, said the US strikes were illegal and had been "one step away from military clashes with Russia."
The chief advisor to Bashir al-Assad, the Syrian President, has also hit out at the US military action, saying it was a "violation of our sovereignty".
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Bouthaina Shaaban, speaking to RT International, said: “It is a violation of International Law and it is a violation of our sovereignty.”
She added: “It will only make us and our allies more determined.”
Ms Shaaban also attacked the West's attitudes on terrorism, claiming double standards.
Syrian President Bashir al-Assad
She said: “It also speaks volumes about the stance of the West towards terrorists, and how do they care about the 50 children, while they killed hundreds of our soldiers in Deir ez-Zor? They took weeks to acknowledge that they were killed by their airstrikes.”
While Syria and its allies Russia and Iran have condemned the US strikes many European countries, including the UK, have backed the move.
A British government spokesman said: "The UK government fully supports the U.S. action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime and is intended to deter further attacks."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the US strike
Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on Syria
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Russia and Iran needed to understand that supporting Assad made no sense and that the escalation of the US military role in Syria was a "warning" to "a criminal regime".
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone. Both issued statements saying Assad was solely to blame for the air strikes.
The Dutch government said in a statement: "The United States has given a clear signal that the the use of poison gas crosses a line." It also labelled the air strike a "proportionate" response.