BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced this morning that Israel was to blame for the downing of the IL-20 reconnaissance plane on Monday.

According to the Russian Minister of Defense, the Israeli Air Force used the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance plane for cover against the S-200 anti-aicraft missile off the coast of Latakia.

“Today, we share detailed information about the crash of the Ilyushin IL-20 airplane of the Russian Aerospace Forces near the Syrian coast on September 17. We will present a minute-by-minute account of this tragic incident that was made based on the objective radar readings including those from the Plotto air information display system,” the Russian statement read.

“Israeli military either allowed criminal negligence or lacked professionalism, which resulted in the downing of Il-20,” the Russian Reconciliation Center said on Saturday.

The ministry spokesman went on to say that Israeli jets may have posed a threat to passenger planes when the Il-20 was shot down, and stressed that Russia has never violated the agreement on flights in Syria with Israel.

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Ivan
Ivan
2018-09-23 14:47

Eat that Izraeli terrorists!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-23 16:31
Reply to  Ivan

A convenient way to get away with their own mistakes and not do the old Soviet auto-criticism… Thus at least Shoigu was honest by acknoweldging there was no IFF (Identification friend or foe) which would have told the Syrian S-200 battery to not shoot at Il-20! Seriously, if any air force operates over an ally territory which has air defences, the 1st think you do is interconnecting IFF, especially since you may end with some unauthorised enterings into the airspace and the country is in a conflict… There is more than it takes with such mistakes to end with several… Read more »

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Notonato
2018-09-23 17:30

Who here dislikes douchebag suck? Please comment

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est338lapua
2018-09-23 21:43

juice troll Daeshbag is shining by his abscence today

V4endetta
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2018-09-24 02:19
Reply to  est338lapua

DB Sux is probably still busy frantically tapping into is Zionist terrorist intel network to come up with a spin doctor plan. He should be showing back up any time now to tell us more fake news how Iran, Hez, and their wahabbi Zawahiri agent or whoever it was, used hologram sorcery to trick his favorite flying unicorn perpetual victims into downing the Rus plane.

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Lisa Karpova
2018-09-23 16:35

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USR
2018-09-23 16:40
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Just google AdBlocks, download it and you will never see ad again…

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2018-09-23 17:28
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zman
2018-09-23 16:57

Enter the troll brigade. Their goal is to lie, lie lie. The Syrians did this, the Russians say that, Israel is innocent, IFF this, obfuscate that. This is not the first time the Israelis used a large aircraft for cover…it is their usual tactic…hide behind another while killing. Where do people think ISIS got the idea? It was just a matter of time before an incident like this occurred. Imagine if this was a civilian airliner. It would just be another incident for the Israelis to make hay over. The Israelis knew this was going to happen sooner or later… Read more »

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rabbi drewzif
2018-09-23 20:54

Who else but the no1 terrorist state in the world would try and blame the Syrians and Russians for the downing of the IL-20 plane ? FFS.
Not so cool facts about NAZI Israel.

https://youtu.be/pwRk95iLmK4

Nazi Germany then and Zionist Israel now;

https://youtu.be/emB4NRTpOAc

I think it’s quite clear who the real terrorists are …

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2018-09-24 09:51

As long as Israel and Saa are not killing the mujahideen and civilians of Syria they can kill as many Russian dogs as they like. Keep up the good work Saa for recklessly killing your own allie. Saa is so used to recklessly bombing mujahideen and civilians it came back and bite you on the b**t.???? So be it then.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-23 14:57

At the same time, Shoigu himslef said that Il-20 had no IFF (Identification friend or foe) onboard and that Russia hadn’t IFF sharing with Syrian air defences any way, which is a serious negligence. Civilian air-traffic using transponders and on well known aerial routes wasn’t at risk, thus, it’s clear that if you shoot a SAA S-200VE ranging 240km, you can down anything civilian over a good part of Cyprus if S-200 locks on. Hiding 4 F-16 behind a single Il-20, c’mon, makes no sense, especially since it was doing a landing procedure. F-16 had to be far higher in… Read more »

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rabbi drewzif
2018-09-23 16:27
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Oh dear you are confused again old boy. ” Negligence “?

“The IFF system of state recognition used by Russia is only used by aircraft and air defense systems identified as Russian. There have never been any precedents for the transfer of such a system, together with Russian identification codes, to another state, and in principle cannot be,” Konashenkov added.

That’s one warped sense of humour you have there Daesh, d**n that Tel Aviv drug scene must be good 🙂

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-23 18:00
Reply to  rabbi drewzif

IDK, I never went to Tel Aviv and I’m long past the age of taking drugs. About it, one of our main issues is the huge drung ring Hellbollah has set up in Europe : now they’re the #1 importer of cocaine into Europe. Maybe there was no precedent of such transfer at Russian level since they actually never teamed with other armies since IFF has became a standard process? Had Afghanistan something serious? At NATO level, and any time some NATO country operates anywhere, 1st thing is to share IFF with allies to avoid such incidents. Moreover codes are… Read more »

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rabbi drewzif
2018-09-25 16:59
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

And why should we believe you Daesh ?

Quite right Daesh i stopped believing that 6 million holohoax fairytale a long time ago, once logic, facts and common sense were applied. The lies just don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Daeshbags-Sux
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2018-09-23 21:47
Reply to  rabbi drewzif

– Soviets shared IFF with all the Warsaw pact.
– Russia never was into a situation where they co-operated into a war zone this way.
– Syrian AD is 100% compatible with Russian IFF. Had they shared their IFF with their partners, the 15 in the Il-20 crew would still be alive.
THIS IS NEGLIGENCE, period

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rabbi drewzif
2018-09-25 15:31
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ROFL, sorry Daesh i forgot you are the no1 authority on this sort of thing. What was i thinking when i thought the Russians were experts on their own AA defence systems … PMSL.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-23 21:51
Reply to  rabbi drewzif

f’cking waiting for moderation, grrr…

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rabbi drewzif
2018-09-25 15:24
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Frustrating a’int it !