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Russian MoD released graphic showing how the Il-20 was shot down.Israeli AF F-16s masked themselves behind a Russian Il-20 during their airstrike against Syrian industrial facilities in #Tartus & #Latakia. Israel also used French Navy’s frigate Auvergne in area as cover.
4 Israeli F-16 jets attacked targets in Syria on Monday evening, approaching from Mediterranean at a low altitude. The Il-20 was on patrol in the same area.The warning came just a minute before the attack started,which did not leave time to move the Il-20 plane to a safe area.
Israelis have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, but this did not stop them from executing the provocation. As a consequence, the Il-20 was shot down by Syrian AD S-200 in response to the Israeli missiles attack.
Moscow has laid the blame for the crew’s deaths “squarely on the Israeli side.”
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke to his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman on the phone about the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane on Monday night.
Shoigu: 'The blame for the downing of the Russian plane & the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side.The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership,so we reserve the right to respond'
Russia summons Israel's ambassador to Russia over downed of Russian Il-20 military aircraft.
Putin on Israel’s role in Il-20 downing: When people are dying - especially under such circumstances - it is always a tragedy.Looks like chain of tragic circumstances.
Putin: 'Our position to the tragedy is stated in the message of the #Russia's Defense Ministry, which agreed with me.'
'of course, we must seriously deal with the incident'
Putin: 'response will be directed to additional security for Russian servicemen and our military facilities in Syria. It will be such steps that everyone will notice'
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