BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it looks like a “chain of tragic random events” were behind the IL-20 crash in Syria. He made the comment during a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Moscow on Tuesday.

Putin said that this incident was different from when a Turkish fighter jet downed a Russian SU-24 near the Turkish border on November 24, 2015, because “an Israeli jet did not down ours” and that Russia’s response “will be aimed at providing additional security for our service members and our facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic.”

Orban was on a working visit to Russia. Among other things, the leaders discussed the energy situation in Europe with Orban expressing his desire for a branch of the Turkish Stream pipeline to run through Hungary.

The Russian Defence Ministry stated on Tuesday that a Russian Il-20 jet was downed by the Syrian Air Defence Forces after an Israeli F-16 used it as cover during its missile attack on Syrian targets. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked Syrian targets near the Latakia city on Monday evening, after approaching them from the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli Defense Forces tweeted the following: “Israel expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members of the Russian plane that was downed tonight due to Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Israel holds the Assad regime, whose military shot down the Russian plane, fully responsible for this incident.”

The Syrian government is yet to comment.

 

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Ivan
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Ivan

The most tragic thing I see here is that Putin is a pawn of zionists. :[
Maybe if Russia will not defend itself then at least give Syrians better radars so they can keep a better track of enemy aircraft?

Django
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Django

First things first, dear Ivan. It is so easy to generalize the facts. Putin knows that this provocation is just another attempt to open a complete world war with the West. At the end karma wil decide: “What goes around will come around. Even zionists cannot escape to the law of karma, … Keep faith !!!

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F*ckoff

Really, what can you say of a guy who has as friends the rabid racists of Chabad Lubavich, a host of Joo oligarchs, Nutty yoyo and praises his Jewish elementary school teacher? Putin, as an old rumor has it, seems to be nothing but a CIA, NWO stooge for sure, plant and asset With the events in Syria and Ukraine, one can’t just discard it that easily.

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“Russian Il-20 jet was downed by the Syrian Air Defence Forces after an Israeli F-16 used it as cover during its missile attack on Syrian targets”

How can Putin call this a “chain of tragic random events”. There was nothing random about it. It was deliberate! Israel knew that their jets were protected from Syria’s air defenses but the Russian plane was not.

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Cyriak Papasissis

Exactly , Putin contradicts Konashenkov , in order to not maltreat Israel’s sensitive ears.

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ziad welds

wow at the k**es blaming those who were defending themselves from there attacks ,,i would be laughing at this if it was not so serious ,,i would not be surprised had they said it was syria’s fault for shooting down the wrong target

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Cyriak Papasissis

I would remind Mr. Putin , that as long as Syrian cities , ports , airdromes , olive groves , etc. are subject to continuous chain-like ”tragic random” Israeli air raids and missile precipitation, the millions of Syrian refugees abroad will not feel safe enough to return home. At least that would be the easy argument of the UN agencies and the Soros MKOs who wish to hold them back , under Western influence and control in camps as troglodytes and city slums. The project of ”pacification” of Syria will come to NAUGHT. Irrespective of the number of Russian casualties… Read more »

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Deo Cass

Putin is defending the Zio/Nazi tyranny’s actions. How insensitive to the families of the Russian service men murdered as a result of the Zio/Nazi tyranny unprovoked aggression against Syria! This was no “chain of tragic random events” by a blatant, deliberate unprovoked aggression against a sovereign nation in breach of international law and against a supposed Russian ally. Putin has lost all my respect. May he burn in h**l like his Zio/Nazi master Nethanyahu.

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Cyriak Papasissis

Putin shows unwarranted obsequience towards Israel , but he is not a puppet of anyone. The Jews and the Jewish culture and traditions in general , for whom he is respectful , is something completely alien to the behavior of the state of Israel under Netanyahoo. Rabin came to sign peace in Oslo agreements , for that he was murdered, don’t forget.

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russia will show how ‘sincere’ he is towards israhell by going all out in totally eliminating its zio slaves in syria

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The worst is that IDF is right, considering ALL warplanes, no matter the country have such systems : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identification_friend_or_foe Which are here to prevent such tragedy to happen. If in a contested area, you will switch the system off as it’d give your position, but as soon you’re in a friendly zone, swtching it on avoids you from being targetted by your own allies, an this is nothing new, there already were IFFs during WW2. Thus, there are serious issues into SyADF, such a case should never have happened. Now, as IDF has serious responsibilities, it’d make sense if Israel… Read more »

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We do not have to blame Putin and the Russians for not effectively defending the Syrian country and airspace. We all understand that Israhell, like the other Anglo-Zionists and vassals of the coalition, are extremely cunning and cowardly, but that the Russians can not say the same thing as thinking or doing in public. That would lead us all into a violent spiral in no time, which would bring the world to the edge of the abyss until a new world war. And that is not worthy of this unmistakable provocation by the international coalition. The fact that the Russian… Read more »