BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The Russian Defence Ministry blamed the Israeli Air Force for using a Russia Il-20 plane as cover, spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said at a briefing in Moscow on Monday.

Data captured by Russia’s S-400 system in Syria proves Israeli jets were responsible for the downing the Russian plane, the Defense Ministry said, adding that the Syrian missile changed its course shortly before hitting the Il-20.

Data gleaned from the S-400 air defense system deployed at the Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria’s Latakia province has revealed that the Syrian anti-air missile was, in fact, targeting an Israeli F-16 jet before it abruptly altered its course and eventually hit the Russian aircraft.

This, and the position of all the aircraft at the moment of the September 17 incident, proves that an Israeli jet was de facto using the larger Il-20 as a cover, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov told journalists at Monday’s news briefing.

The radar images revealed at the briefing “clearly showed the direction of the flight of the S-200 missile launched by the Syrian air defense system, as well as the locations of the Russian and Israeli aircraft,” Konashenkov said, adding that “it is quite clear that the missile was targeting the Israeli jet.”

However, the missile then suddenly changed its course and “locked on a target with a larger radar cross-section and slower speed,” which was the Russian reconnaissance plane coming in for landing.

The Israeli jet, which effectively used the Il-20 as a cover from the attack, then also abruptly changed its altitude and the flight direction, Konashenkov said.

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Source: RT

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zio lies and deceits will accompany arrogant israhell to meet lucifer – trademark of perm h**l residence

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The Israeli airstrike have been coordinated with the French whose frigate was meant to provide electronic jamming environment in case of air defense retaliation. After releasing its munitions the Squadron flew low toward the french frigate. The GBU-39s passed at only 15 kilometers west from the Russian airbase and there were 2 missiles launched from the S-400 located in the Russian airbase of Hmeimim within a 24 seconds time interval between the two. One F-16 played the bait and flew toward the Il-20 (or the coast), the first missile was jammed and it’s active radar switched frequencies and “blindly” locked… Read more »

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It mostly translates that by having sold the 1970 S-200VE only Mid-80’s to Syria, Syria only has old Soviet cräp, no follow on from Alma Antei to upgrade for 30 years + with 50y old technology. Gosh, this old cow can’t even stay locked on its target! So, now Il-20 has IFF for S-400 while Shoigu publicly said it had no IFF onboard at all, and even if there was, no communication of IFF codes to Syrian air defences… Moreover, one forgotten thing : S-200 flies at 2,500m/s… Let’s say F-16 was 50km from the battery, time to impact is… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, Thx for explaining technicallities.

IDF certainly knew (like You) that the Syrian systems are outdated and recklessly jeopardized the Russian crew by using these factors.

Even if unprofessional behaviour helped only the IDF are politically responsible for the incident and must live with the Russian reaction.

IDF called for it.