Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

Russian Federation to release details on downing of plane in Syria

Russian IL-20M plane landing at an unknown location Russian IL-20M plane landing at an unknown location
Patty Aguilar | 23 September, 2018, 11:42

Israel blamed the incident on Syrian recklessness, while the Russian embassy in Israel said the Air Force's actions were "irresponsible and unfriendly" and exposed the downed plane to danger.

But the Israeli official said: "We definitely gave a warning, a time much longer than one minute".

The Russian plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses on September 17 after Israeli missiles struck the coastal region of Latakia.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet with Israeli Air Force Commander, Major General Amikam Norkin, who is in Moscow to deliver information on the downing of a Russian military aircraft in Syria, the Kremlin has said.

Syrian air defences mistakenly shot down the military plane following an Israeli raid on Monday night, killing 15 Russians and fuelling speculation Moscow would seek to curb Israeli actions in Syria.

Israel says it was targeting a Syrian military facility where weapons manufacturing systems were "about to be transferred on behalf of Iran" to Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah.

A senior Israeli army official said Friday that "improvements" may be made to the Israeli military's coordination with Russian Federation over its operations in Syria following the incident.

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An Israeli military delegation travelled to Moscow on Thursday to express sorrow over the deaths and to share information on the incident with their Russian counterparts. "The IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) will continue to implement our strategic interests", the official said.

It added that Israeli planes were already in Israeli airspace when Syria fired the missiles that hit the Russian plane.

In its report, the IDF said Syria unleashed a "rampage" of anti-aircraft fire in all directions during the Israeli assault, according to Ynet, which cited a copy of the 40-page document.

It also risked harming relations between Israel and Russian Federation, which established a hotline three years ago to avoid accidental clashes in Syria, but the leaders of both countries have since sought to move past the incident.

An Israeli military statement said that the delegation presented maps, documents and a presentation showing a step-by-step breakdown of the incident.

There was no comment from the Russian side about the meeting. It accused the Israeli military of deliberately using the Russian plane as a cover to dodge Syrian defenses and threatened to retaliate.

The Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported on Friday that the Russians had not accepted Israel's findings, which considered Damascus responsible for the tragedy, and called on Tel Aviv to launch a new probe into the matter.

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