Russia has formally complained to Israel about its air raid on Monday, which led to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane off the Syrian coast. 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. He relayed Moscow’s position on the incident, blaming the Israeli military for setting up the Russian plane to be shot down by Syrian air defenses, which were responding to an Israeli air raid, an official statement from the Russian military said.
Shoigu reiterated that Israel failed to notify Russia of the impending attack in a way that would have given its military an opportunity to move the Il-20 out of harm’s way. Instead, the warning came just one minute before the Israeli F-16 fighter jets launched their attack.
“The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side,” the Minister Shoigu said. “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.”
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said the Israeli jets had used the bigger Russian plane as cover during their attack on targets in Syria.
The ministry said the Israelis must have known that they were putting the Russian plane at risk, but neither changed their battle plan nor gave a warning in time for the Il-20 to be moved to a safe area.
The Israeli government has yet to publicly comment on the incident.

 

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Source: RT

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n.md.148
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russia must response to israhell’s aggression asap
the zios now have russians’ blood in their hands

jimbim
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Israeli talking heads are playing the victim card and blaming the Syrians for being childish and unprofessional.

norzan _ahmad@yahoo. com
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it was pre planed by the IAF to happen …

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rabbi drewzif

Israel worlds No1 terrorist nation strikes again. Just ask the Ameicanos ffs.

http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/

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Ivan
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They would have done the same to a civilian airliner too, if it suited them and the passengers were not Isaelis…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Actually, with the number of El-Al airliners that have been bombed or hijacked.
There was a case where PLO was in to place a bomb aboard one in Swiss, but the security was too tight. By frustration, they placed their bomb onboard a Swissair Convair 900.
All passengers and crew were killed…

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Weldon Cheek

At the very least russia must begin actively taking down israeli missiles and acting to foil the attacks on syria,for too long has russia stood aside whilst israel has attacked its ally syria. Ever heard the saying “give them an inch and they will take a mile” ? Thats whats happening here and israel are laughing at russia.

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ziad welds

guess what will happen? nothing,i bet the russians wont do f**k all,,israhell will simply say they were attacking more irani targets in syria and accidentally shot the plane that got caught up in the cross fire,,end of story ,,how many more russian planes and russian service men will need to die in such “accidents” before russia pulls it’s head out of it’s a*s and stops playing these weak political games at there own and syria’s expense?

Daeshbags-Sux
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Israelis didn’t shot the plane! Read the several articles!

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ziad welds

they did,,there is no way a syrian/russian integrated system with all new upgrades and IFF features would hit a russian plane nor would any of the operators risk firing it anyways while a friendly is in the way,,putin however is not taking the k**e bait that will bring the yanks down on him ,he is bending backwards and lying about the it and talking very sweet to nutjob calling it a simple accident with unavoidable circumstance who by now is frustrated as h**l realizing that any further provocation attempts no matter how serious will be futile ,russia no matter what… Read more »

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ziad welds

the did ,,”The Israeli attack on the IL-20 plane resulted in the death of at least 14 Russians, the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu said in a statement.”

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Cyriak Papasissis

The Mafiosi tacticians in Israel should not have been granted the unreserved trust of the Russians on any kind of ”understanding”. It means nothing to them . They laugh behind your back. Give them one finger and you lose the whole hand. They crawl like eels out of any ”agreement” at the first chance. Its a matter of ethos , culture , their ”chutzpah”, much celebrated among them as a positive quality.

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The same way the terrorists they support use civilians as human shields it’s the same way they used Russian plane as their shield.they knew how to outsmart the Russians.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Well, at least they don’t use civilians.
I stills tragic… And there is no outsmarting, it’s just improvisation and some too much triggerhappy dude in SyADF

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ziad welds

trigger happy? as oppose to trigger happy israhell that keeps bombing syria over 200 times? trigger happy to defend his country? get lost you f**k

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rabbi drewzif

Think again Hasbara man they’ve been slaughtering the Palestinians for decades. You are full of s**t !!

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There is a system on ALL military aircraft, no matter the country, called IFF, indicator friend or foe. When you evolve in friendly areas , you set it on in order not ending targetted by air defences on your side. SyADF being equipped moreover with Russian gear, the only reason them shooting at a Russian warplane fits in one word : INCOMPETENCE! It may be at SyADF level or at Russian pilots flying without IFF, I can’t tell but sorry, even totally automated air defenses e.g. CIWS guns on navy vessels recognise the IFF of buddy aircraft in order to… Read more »

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Karel Vd Geest

Maybe Russians shoot either provide better training to their proxies or fly more carefully and have better radar coverage. At least they have the consolation their missiles actually worked and the Syrians were able to hit something.

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Karel Vd Geest

Syrian crew and Russian missile? At worst Israelis took advantage of weaknessess in russian radar coverage and lack of syrian training.

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gzman501 .

Maybe later they can show a little more professionalism and shoot down some chicken$hit dutch F16s.

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Shouldn’t have happened : all mil aircraft have this :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identification_friend_or_foe